Rampaging bandits kill 5, abduct 5 others in Katsina village
File: Terrorists also known as bandits
Published By: Ayorinde Oluokun
By Zubairu Idris
Rampaging armed bandits on Monday
killed five villagers and abducted five others in an attack on Sayaya village of Matazu Local Government Area of Katsina State.
Two persons were also injured during the attack, Katsina police command’s Public Relations Officer (PPRO) ASP Abubakar Aliyu said in a statement on Tuesday in Katsina.
He said that, “On Nov. 6, 2023, at about 0055 hours, armed bandits in their numbers, wielding dangerous weapons such as AK-47 rifles and shooting sporadically, attacked Sayaya village, Matazu Local Government, Katsina State.
“Upon receipt of the report, immediately operatives were mobilised to the scene, where they engaged the bandits in a gun duel and succeeded in repelling the attack.
“However, five people were shot dead and two others were injured.”
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The PPRO confirmed that five other people were kidnapped by the assailants during the incident.
He revealed that the injured persons were rushed to the hospital for medical attention.
Aliyu said the Commissioner of Police, Mr Aliyu Abubakar-Musa, sympathised with the families of the victims.
The PPRO added that the CP urged the public with information that would aid the investigation to come forward and assist.
He added that efforts were being intensified to ensure rescue of the kidnapped victims unhurt and arrest of perpetrators of the dastardly act.(NAN)