Seven people killed, several abducted in a fresh bandit attack in Katsina


Monday, June 24, 2024 –Seven persons were killed in a fresh bandit attack on Maidabino village in Danmusa Local Government Area of Katsina State.

An unspecified number of persons, mostly women and children were also abducted and taken to a nearby forest. 

An eyewitness told Channels Television on Sunday that the bandits operated for about three hours after invading the village at about 10:00 pm on Saturday, June 22, shooting sporadically to scare the residents.

He said that those killed by the gunmen were set ablaze.

The bandits armed with sophisticated weapons are said to have also burnt down several houses, and shops including motor vehicles worth millions of Naira belonging to the residents during the operation.

The spokesman of the police in the state, ASP Abubakar Sadiq, who confirmed the incident, said an investigation is currently ongoing, and further developments will be communicated in due course. 

“Yesterday, June 22, 2024, at about 2000 hrs, armed bandits in their numbers, armed with dangerous weapons, shooting sporadically, attacked Maidabino village, Danmusa LGA, where they shot and killed about seven (7) persons,” he said. 

“Investigation is currently ongoing, as further developments will be communicated in due course

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