Bandits have reportedly killed Malam Sadi, the youth leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Yau-Yau/Mallamawa ward under Batsari LGA of Katsina State.
According to a source, the bandits had besieged the home of the APC youth leader at Garwa Village before he was killed.
The assailants came from a forest on a motorcycle and opened fire, killing him on the spot, SaharaReporters revealed.
Katsina State has in recent times witnessed an upsurge in activities of bandits, leading to the loss of many lives and displacement of hundreds others.
Governor Aminu Bello Masari had on Wednesday met with President Muhammadu Buhari at the presidential villa.
The two leaders met to discuss issues of insecurity affecting the state and the North-West region.
The governor at the meeting briefed the President on the current situation of security in Katsina State and discussed new strategies that will be put in place to defeat the bandits terrorizing the state.
Briefing state house correspondents after the meeting, Governor Masari maintained that the situation remains under control but the security forces will not relent until the situation totally returns to normal.
He added that the raining season has also made it difficult for heavy military equipment to be deployed against the insurgents in the area due to the soft soil.
However, he observed that the raining season has become a snag in the war against the bandits as soft soil prevents the quick deployment of heavy military machinery.