Not more than fifteen people were reportedly killed in Faskari and Sabuwa local government areas of Katsina State in a deadly attack by bandits who stormed communities in the two councils on Thursday.
According to reports, the bandits were said to have attacked Unguwar Gizo, Maigora, Mai Ruwa, and Sabon Layin Galadima in Faskari Local government as well as Machika town in Sabuwa Local Government Area.
Eyewitnesses reported that the bandits stormed the communities about midnight on Thursday and carried out the attacks till early Friday.
It was learnt that residents of the communities attempted to repel the attacks which actually led to the fatalities. Fifteen people were reportedly killed in the attack while an unspecified number of cattle were also said to have been rustled.
The spokesman for the Katsina police command, SP Gambo Isah, while commenting on the incident put the figures of those killed at thirteen.
He said, “Yes it is true; 13 people were killed.