The villages of Kanawa and Runka, located in Katsina, the home State of President Muhammadu Buhari, have been attacked by heavily armed bandits, who killed some of the villagers in broad daylight, .
It was gathered that at least 6 resident were killed during the attacks.
A resident of Kanawa village, maintained that that the attackers stormed their village and dispersed the villagers.
According to him, the bandits stormed the villages in about 60 motorcycles, around 6:30pm, on Sunday, and left with many domestic animals belonging to some brides in the villages.
“When we heard the roar of their motorcycles, we all dispersed into the bush, but they chased some of us and gunned down 6, and injured others.
“As I speak with you now, we have just finished the burial of the 6 persons killed; 3 sustained serious injuries.
“One is receiving medical care in Katsina, and the others at Danmusa Hospital”, he said.
The incident was also confirmed by the Katsina Police Spokesman, SP Gambo Isah, who noted that the attacks were a reprisal by one Mani Doro, whose boy was killed by some Kanawa residents.
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