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23 Killed As Terrorists Attack Buhari’s Home State, Katsina




23 Killed As Terrorists Attack Buhari's Home State, Katsina
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There was tension in Katsina State communities during the weekend after terrorists unleashed mayhem on residents, killing no fewer than 23 villagers.

Naija News learnt that the latest attack was carried out in villages around the Kankara area of the state on Saturday. Scores of residents reportedly sustained injuries as the terrorists killed 21 males and two females during the attack.

It was gathered that the assailants stormed the communities on Friday to attend the wedding party (Walima) of one of their kingpins, identified as ‘Mai Katifa Mutuwa’ at Majifa Village.

After the event, however, they decided to stay back in the neighbourhood till Saturday to launch the attack.

“Instead of leaving peacefully after the wedding party, the bandits chose to invade nearby villages in the area on Saturday. They attacked several settlements, including Danmarke, Gidan Sale, Gidan Sarka, Gidan Jiho, Gidan Ancho, among others.

“Some vigilantes attempted to stop the hoodlums, but they were not enough to match their fighting power as they unleashed mayhem on the neighbourhood.

“This morning, we gathered that 23 villagers were killed in the attack. We attended the burial rites of some of them this morning,” a source disclosed to Daily Post.

The source added: “Many people were also injured in the attack. Some of them have since been conveyed to Kankara General Hospital while others to hospitals in the state capital, Katsina.”

It was revealed that some of the terrorists were also killed when security operatievs confronted them in the bloody attack.

When contacted, the spokesman of the Katsina State Police Command, SP Gambo Isah told reporters that the command was informed that some group of bandits from Zamfara came for the celebration and later attacked Majifa village.

According to the news platform, the police mouthpiece also noted that the command’s men and other sister security agencies are on top of the matter, promising to provide detailed information as soon as it is available.

Katsina is President Muhammadu Buhari‘s home state, and had suffered a series of attacks by terrorists lately. Communities in the Kankara Local Government Area of the state have been at the mercy of terrorists and bandits overtime.

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One of the notable attacks in the state is the February 2, 2023 attack where over 100 people were killed when ‘Yan Sakai’ vigilante members ran into an ambush between Bakori-Kankara crisis, Naija News reports.