3 killed, many injured as bandits attack 2 Katsina villages

A report by Daily Trust indicates that three people were killed while many others sustained injuries after bandits attacked two communities in Kankara local government area of Katsina state on Friday, May 1.

Local residents speaking to the online news publication added that the bandits carted away with a large number of their animals and foodstuff after they invaded Madobai and Dannakwabo villages past midnight.

A source said: “We buried the corpses this morning after funeral prayers. This attack is one too many in our area.”

This renewed attack by the gunmen is coming a day after Mabai village which is in the same council was attacked.

However, SP Gambo Isah, the spokesman of the Katsina state police command, is yet to confirm the attacks at Madobai and Dannakwabo villages as at the time of filling this report.

Meanwhile, we previously reported that the Katsina state police command said bandits killed 47 people in early morning attacks on communities in three local government areas of the state.

The command’s Spokesman, SP Gambo Isah, made this known in a statement made available to newsmen on Sunday in Katsina. He said that the bandits carried out the attacks in Dutsinma, Danmusa and Safana local government areas at about 00:30 hours on April 18.

The command spokesman did not give further details, but said that police, army, Air Force, civil defence and DSS personnel had been deployed to restore normalcy in the affected communities.

In other news, some suspected bandits reportedly attacked and killed at least 30 people in some villages in Igabi and Giwa local government areas of Kaduna state.

Several people are believed to have been injured in the attack According to Channels TV, The affected villages are Kerawa, Rago, Marina, Zariyawa, Hashimawa, Gidan Musa Saidu, and Unguwar Barau.

In other news, Nigerian troops have killed 21 bandits after a fierce battle at Zurmi in Zurumi local government area of Zamfara state.

The defence headquarters disclosed in a statement on Wednesday, April 22, that four soldiers were killed during the military operation.

The military said troops have commenced patrols in the area for domination and confidence-building among the locals.

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