Emerging report indicates that suspected armed Fulani bandits have invaded Tsauwa village, located within Batsari Local Government Area, in Katsina State, and killed up to 19 people.
Residents said that the bandits stormed the village around 11:30pm, on Monday, and operated till the early hours of Tuesday.
Katsina State is the home State of President Muhammadu Buhari, you may recall.
It was further learnt that on arrival at the village, the bandits started shooting indiscriminately, resulting in the death of the victims.
One of the Residents who pleaded anonymity, noted that the bandits also shot at those fleeing the village for safety in neighbouring communities.
The bandits also reportedly set fire on many houses and grains reserves, while they also allegedly carted away valuables and domestic animals.
The attack on the President’s home State, comes days after the re-arrest of the Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu, as well as the arrest of some Allies of the Agitator for a Yoruba Nation, Sunday Igboho, with no arrest of any Leader of the bandits still recorded till date.
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