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Bloodbath Continues in Katsina As Gunmen Kill Six, Abduct Others

Six  people have been killed after bandits raided Unguwar Samanja village, Faskari local government area of Katsina State.

Residents of Daudawa said that the bandits arrived at the village at 5:49 p.m. when the people where preparing for prayer.

Faskari local government area has suffered many attacks from bandits.

It is one of the 13 local government areas in Katsina State where telecom services have been cut.

A civil society organisation in Daudawa  has declared  that despite the security measures taken by the state government, Faskari local government area has remained under attack.

Nasir Hassan, a resident of Daudawa, said the attackers rode into the village on motorcycles minutes before the dawn prayer and started shooting sporadically.

“From what I gathered, five people were confirmed dead after the attack and they have been buried today (Monday) morning,” he said.

Mr Hassan, who is a student of a tertiary institution in Zamfara State, said the attackers also abducted several people but he had not ascertained their number.

“They also burnt down houses and shops before leaving the village. I was told that they did not loot the shops, they only burnt them,” he said.

However, another resident of Daudawa, Auwal Liman, said the number of those killed had risen to six, including another person killed in the outskirts of the village, who was reportedly from Unguwar Labbo community.


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