Yesterday, after President Muhammadu Buhari left Katsina state for Abuja, after a nine-day official visit, including celebrating the Eid-el-Kabir with family members and the inauguration of some projects, armed bandits allegedly raided Tsayau in Jibia Local Government Area of the State and killed some villagers
Naija News understands that the attackers opened fire on residents where they rustled an undisclosed number of cattle in the area.
Tsayau village is a border town between Katsina, Zurmi local government of Zamfara State and the neighboring Republic of Niger.
The attack has been confirmed by the acting spokesman of the Katsina State Police Command, DSP Anas Gezawa in a statement today.
He said: “DPO Jibiya indicated that on 18/08/19 at about 1530 hours, a group of armed bandits invaded Tsayau village of jibiya LGA and carted away four cows.
“The villagers mobilized and followed the bandits into the forest, ostensibly to recover the cows. The bandits killed four of the villagers and escaped into the thick hilly mountainous forest.”
He, however, admonished residents of the state to always synergize and cooperate with security agencies in dealing with the menace of banditry, kidnapping, and other forms of criminals and criminality in the country.