At least ten people have been killed by suspected political thugs following a campaign rally held by the All Progressives Congress [APC] in Katsina State, ElombahNews has been informed.
According to report, four people were killed along kankara-Dutsinma road in the state while six others suffered similar fate Sabuwa council area.
The second incident happened along the Kankara-Dutsinma road, near the new site of the Federal University (FUDMA), Dutsinma.
The four people were traveling to some undisclosed destination when they were suddenly attacked by their assailants.
The incidents are coming on the heels of reported cases of serious security breach by kidnappers, bandits and rustlers in the state.
It could be recalled that the state governor, Aminu Bello Masari recently raised alarm that bandits have invaded and taken over the precincts of the state.
Governor Masari said this during the opening ceremony of an extra-ordinary security meeting in Katsina.
His words: “The citizens are on daily basis being harassed by bandits and kidnappers that are on rampage in the state.
“The Katsina Government organised this one-day joint security and stakeholders meeting to proffer solutions to the state’s current insecurity challenge.
“Our state is currently under serious siege by armed robbers, kidnappers and armed bandits who arrest rural people at the grassroots at will and demand ransom, which if not paid, they kill their victims.
“The people of Katsina in the 34 local governments now sleep with one eye closed and the other opened.
“Our state is in a dangerous situation. Travelers are afraid of being stopped on the highway and arrested by kidnappers who demand ransom,” Masari said.
In another development, a traditional ruler of Murtala Rabe, a village in Katsina, Alhaji Babangida Lawal was kidnapped by unknown gunmen.
The recent security challenges prompted the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Kpotum Idris to order deployment of additional police units and Armoured Personnel Carriers (APC) to the state.
The situation is yet to subside though as killings and kidnappings have continued unabated.
On a similar note, three persons lost their lives in Lagos during the APC rally held in the state with several others injured.
Consequently, Lagos Police Command has declared one of the masterminds, one Mustapha Adekunle a.k.a. Seigo, wanted