Bandits storm Katsina village, kill 15 farmers


Bandits killed at least 15 farmers in Gakurdi village, Jibia Local Government Area of Katsina State.

It was gathered that the victims were killed on Tuesday morning, May 24, while preparing their farms outside the village ahead of the rainy season.

“They came around 8:30 am today (Tuesday), using four motorcycles and started killing the people. Three were killed on the same farm and eventually it was discovered that up to 15 were killed on different farms,” a resident disclosed.

He added that by the time the villagers discovered what was happening, the attackers had fled the area.

Spokesperson of the State Police Command, SP Gambo Isa, who confirmed the incident, said eight gunmen on four motorcycles carried out the bloody attack.

“We were there with the CP (police commissioner) and attended the burial. What happened was that the bandits stormed the village this morning (Tuesday) and started shooting sporadically. The villages started running for their lives and all the 12 people killed were all shot in farms outside the community,” he said.