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Katsina: Angry Youths Dump 10 Corpses At Emir’s Palace


Angry youths and villagers from several bordering communities from Kankara and DanMusa Local Government Areas of Katsina State, Thursday evening, deposited10 lifeless bodies at the palace of Emir of Katsina.

The dead bodies were among those killed by bandits in various attacks executed Wednesday evening.

Dozens of armed bandits riding on motorcycles stormed the communities in Danmusa and Kankara council areas, shooting sporadically and leaving several villagers dead.

ElombahNews reported yesterday that some forty-two persons were killed in various attacks in different communities of Katsina State.

Some eleven persons were killed on Wednesday when bandits attacked various communities in Kankara and Danmusa Local Government Areas of Katsina State.

In a separate development, bandits also attacked a local market in Maidabino in Danmusa Local Government Area leaving sixteen people dead while two persons were injured.

Eyewitnesses said the bandits suddenly arrived while trading was going on at Maidabino market and started shooting sporadically.


Bandits Attack Katsina Communities Leaving 42 Dead

The mourning angry youth were received by the Emir, Alhaji Abdulmumini Kabir Usman and other traditional title holders, who after observing prayers with them, ordered that the bodies be taken to the burial ground for interment.

Meanwhile, the Katsina State Police Command confirmed on Thursday that 11 residents of communities in the Kankara Local Government Area of the state were killed on Wednesday by bandits in separate attacks.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, SP Gambo Isah, confirmed the killing of the 11 persons.

The villagers, after recovering from the trauma of the attack, said:

“The bandits suddenly arrived while trading was going on at the Maidabino Market and started shooting indiscriminately. People had to run for safety. Sixteen people were killed in the attack.

“We initially recovered 10 bodies, while additional six bodies were recovered this morning (Thursday).

“We have taken the two people, who sustained gunshot injuries, to the Dutsin-ma General Hospital for treatment.”

The PPRO said 11 persons were killed in the Kankara Local Government Area, adding that two more were shot at Maidabino.

Meanwhile, the Emir of Katsina, Dr Abdulmumin Kabir, on Thursday, led members of the Katsina Emirate Council and scores of sympathisers to bury 11 victims of Wednesday’s bandit attacks.

The corpses were brought to the palace of the emir few minutes after 4pm after they had been prepared for burial at the state General Hospital, Katsina.

A white Toyota Hiace bus and an ash Volkswagen Golf car were used to convey the corpses to the palace with scores of sympathisers accompanying the vehicles.

Although, 11 corpses were brought to the venue for burial, the names of only 10 were made available.

They were Inusa Bawa, Kabir Yusuf, Haruna Garba, Murtala Gaba, Ganuso Zubairu, Aminu Abdullahi, Sagir Yusuf, Salisu Damanya, Tasiu Nasiru and Muktar Nasiru.

The Chief Imam of Katsina, Muhammadu Mustapha, led the final prayers for the deceased, while the emir and other members of the emirate council joined in the prayers.

The prayers ended around 4.45pm and the corpses were taken to the Dan Takon graveyard for burial.

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