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Bandits attack 2 Katsina communities, kill 6 people

Bandits have attacked two communities in Katsina State. The attack on Thursday left at least six people dead

Recall that recently, the President Muhammadu Buhari-led federal government blamed the traditional rulers for the carnage.

The federal government is, however, yet to arrest anyone in connection to the banditry going on in the state.

His spokesman, Mallam Garba Shehu said they have found the traditional rulers to be complicit in helping bandits kill their own people.

The spokesman of the Katsina state Police command, SP Gambo Isa, confirmed the latest incident to the Nation.

Ganbo said: “The bandits numbering about 100 attacked the two villages at about 2 am, killing 6 and injuring about 5

“We are reaching out for support from our base at Maidabino, they ambushed our team killing one security personnel.

“We have redeployed more personnel to the area to enhance security and arrest the perpetrators.”

The two pregnant women injured with bullet wounds have been rushed to the General Hospital Dan Musa for medical attention.

In a related development, the Katsina State Police Command announced the rescue of two kidnapped victims, including a village head and 18 rustled cattle

Command Spokesman, SP Gambo Isah, told newsmen in Katsina that the rescue effort was spear headed by a divisional Police officer under ‘’Operation Puff Arder’’.

He further disclosed the two of the rescued victims who were females and the 18 cattle were from Soliharwar Dan- Alhaji Village in Batsari LGA, and were rescued by the Divisional Police Officer from Batsari.

He said: “The team succeeded in rescuing one Lare Alhaji Amadu aged 55 years, and recovered 18 Cattle.10 rams from them’’

“our team is still combing the bust for the other female victim.’’

The freed village head, Alhajj Magaji Ibrahim, 72 , hails from Barkiya village in Kurfi LGA. He was rescued by a team led by the divisional police officer for Kurfi LGA.

Recently, restive youths in Katsina protested in the streets over the insecurity rampant in the state.

The youths burnt billboards of President Buhari to express their anger.

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