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Again, bandits strike, Kills 11 to avenge informant’s dead in Katsina


By Faith Awa Maji, Katsina

BANDITS attacked and killed 11 persons in Tasatsiya community in Safana local government area of Katsina State, while three others sustained gun wounds as they are receiving medical attention in hospital.

Report has it that the bandits attacked the community on Saturday afternoon to revenge a mob action against one of their informants who was killed in the community.

A source pleaded anonymity said the bandits invaded the village on motorcycles, shooting sporadically on innocent residents which led to the dead of the eleven people.

He added that it has been the way bandits are making statement against targeted people consider to be loyal to them, adding that four days ago, a person suspected to be one of their informants was killed in a village called Hakon Kartakawa, and they vowed to avenge his dead.

At the moment and for the fear of the unknown, residents of Tsatskiya and other surrounding villages were running away from their homes to seek refuge in nearby town, Dutsinma town, believed to be more secured than Safana.

The State Police Command has confirmed the incident.

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