Katsina: 18 die as terrorists clash with local vigilantes

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Eighteen villagers were reportedly killed on Saturday night in Kankara Local Government Area of Katsina State when suspected terrorists clashed with local vigilantes

It was gathered that search parties were still busy looking for casualties in the communities where the clashes occured to determine the exact number of those who could have been killed .

The affected communities where the clashes occured include: Majifa,Gurbi, Danmarke,Gidan- Anchor,Gidan- Saika,Dan- Mangoro and Gidan- Sale.

It was learnt that while five people were killed in Gurbi, 13 people were killed at Majifa,Makera and Gidan Jifau settlements.

Eighteen others who suffered injuries in the attacks were being treated at the General hospital,kankara as at Sunday afternoon.

According to reports, the clashes started on Saturday evening during a wedding Walimat at Majifa attended by terrorists.

“The wedding was organised by a terrorists leader by name “Mai Kalifat Mutuwa”.

”Some members of local vigilantes clashed with those at the wedding party among who, were the terrorists who came from Zamfara State.”

The terrorists who were said to have been piqued by the clash reportedly launched attacks on the other communities, resulting in the casualties.

The spokesman for the Katsina police command, SP Gambo Isah said he could only confirm the clash at Majifa.

He added that details surrounding the incident were still sketchy as of Sunday (yesterday).