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Bandits attack Katsina village, kill six, burn houses

“They shot and killed six persons, injured 10, and set ablaze three houses and about 10 vehicles,” he said.

• February 20, 2024
Bandits attack
Bandits used to illustrate the story(Credit: Premium Times)

The Katsina Police Command has confirmed the killing of six persons by bandits in an attack on the Faskari Local Government Area of the state.

The command’s police public relations officer (PPRO), ASP Abubakar Aliyu, confirmed the killing in a statement on Tuesday.

He said 10 people were also injured in the attack in Nasarawa Village on Sunday.

“On February 19, at about 11:30 p.m., some suspected armed bandits in their numbers, armed with dangerous weapons such as AK-47 rifles, attacked Nasarawa village, Faskari Local Government Area.

“They shot and killed six persons, injured 10, and set ablaze three houses and about 10 vehicles,” he said.

Mr Abubakar added that the commissioner of police in the state, CP Aliyu Musa, had since deployed the command’s tactical, operational and intelligence operatives to the scene.

He said the operatives were combing the surrounding bushes for the possible arrest of the perpetrators.

(NAN)

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