At least five policemen and three villagers have been killed by suspected bandits, who attacked the Gatikawa community of Kankara Local Government Area of Katsina State on Wednesday evening.
Spokesperson of the Katsina State Police Command, SP Gambo Isah, who confirmed the incident on Thursday, said the policemen were on special duty in the community.
Sources in the community said the incident happened at about 6 pm on Wednesday when the bandits stormed the village on motorcycles and started shooting sporadically.
“Apart from shooting at anything on sight including their victims, the attackers also ransacked the community, carting away property”, one of the survivors said.
The latest incident is just one of several attacks on parts of Katsina State.
On July 5,2022, gunmen shot and killed a Police Area Commander, an Assistant Commissioner of Police, Aminu Umar, at Dutsinma, same area where suspected bandits attacked a presidential team on their way to Daura, President Muhammadu Buhari’s hometown just before the last Sallah break.