Gunmen kill 24, injure others in reprisal attack on Katsina council

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Gunmen suspected to be bandits have reportedly killed no fewer than  twenty-four persons  in Sabuwa Local Government Area of Katsina State.

Several other residents were also wounded in the attack which occurred on Thursday night.

Residents revealed that those killed were mostly vigilante members who  came out to confront the bandits during the attack.

A local security official revealed that the attack which started around 9 p.m and  lasted over  one hour.

He added that  four villages namely   Unguwar Sarkin Noma, Gangara, Tafi, and Kore were attacked by the gunmen.

Residents further described the  attack as  reprisals by the gunmen over military offensives on the bandits’ hideouts in the council area.

The Chairman of Sabuwa Local Government Area, Faruq Dalhatu, confirmed the incident to journalists on Saturday.

He said 23 victims were buried on Friday morning.

The state police command  was yet to react to the incident as at Saturday night.

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