Armed Bandits Kill 40 Persons In Katsina Attacks

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SWITZERLAND, JUNE 10 – No fewer than 40 people including women and children are feared to have been killed in a fresh attack by suspected bandits in five communities in Faskari Local Government Area of Katsina State.

The communities affected include Kadisau where more than 30 people were killed, Kabalawa with nine dead, Kwakware, five, Unguwar Wahabi, three, and Raudama, one.

In Kadisau, bandits numbering about 100 riding on motorcycles, stormed the village in the evening, while youths were playing football and residents preparing for prayers.

The bandits were said to have also raped several women in the area, set houses and food stores ablaze, while domestic animals that include cows, goats and sheep, were rustled.

Katsina has experienced series of attacks in recent times with bandits killing over 300 persons this year.

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