16 Views

Again, gunmen kill 10, injure 5 in Katsina

By Bashir Bello

A Sunday evening strike by unknown gunmen at Yar-Centre, Sherere village in Kankara Local government area of Katsina State has left 10 persons reportedly killed and five others sustaining various degrees of injuries.

Katsina
President Buhari interacting with troops deployed to curb the activities of bandits and criminals in Zamfara and neighbouring states under Operations Sharan Daji and Diran Mikiya, at Katsina Airport shortly before departing for Abuja on 25th Aug 2018

The Katsina State Police command has confirmed the incident but said only nine persons were killed.

ALSO READ:Killings: Herdsmen, cultists taking centre stage in southeast

Local sources in the area said the incident happened when the gunmen who rode on motorcycles stormed the area and opened fire on the villagers leading to the death of the persons and five injured.

The source said the five injured have been transferred from Kankara to the Federal Medical Centre, FMC in the state capital for medical attention.

Another source disclosed that the gunmen also set ablaze shops and vehicles belonging to residents.

When contacted, the spokesperson of the Katsina State Police command, SP Gambo Isah said the incident happened about 18:30 hours of Sunday evening and nine people were killed in the attack.

It would be recalled that weeks back 14 persons were reportedly killed in a clash between the Armed bandits and members of the vigilante group (7 from both sides) in Tsamiyar Jino village of Kankara local government area of the state.

Vanguard

You may be interested

#BBNaija: Jackie Wins 1.5 Million Naira “Pepsi Lyrics Challenge”
Entertainment
1 views
Entertainment
1 views

#BBNaija: Jackie Wins 1.5 Million Naira “Pepsi Lyrics Challenge”

Flora - July 17, 2019

BBNaija introduced a new task ‘Pepsi Know Da Lyrics challenge’ which every housemates will choose from the written lyrics of…

Ex-ECOWAS Commission President, Souza is dead
News
News

Ex-ECOWAS Commission President, Souza is dead

Flora - July 17, 2019

The Former President of ECOWAS Commission, Mr Marcel de Souza, has died at the age of 65 after a brief…

AFCON 2019: Nigeria beat Tunisia to win bronze
Sports
1 views
Sports
1 views

AFCON 2019: Nigeria beat Tunisia to win bronze

Flora - July 17, 2019

Nigeria registers a hard-fought 1-0 win over Tunisia, thanks to Ighalo’s solitary strike. And they go home with a bronze…

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.