22nd August, 2021
Over 300 criminals stormed Duba village, Batsari Local Government Area of Katsina State, late Saturday night.
The spokesman for the Katsina police command, SP Gambo Isah, confirmed the attack.
He said twelve persons were killed during the attack.
According to Isah, the criminals, branded as bandits, hit the village with GMP machine guns and Anti Aircraft launchers.
They ransacked and looted houses and shops in the community, dispossessing people of personal belongings, including foodstuff and money.
Isah, who confirmed the attack, said, “The bandits, numbering over 300 and armed with sophisticated weapons including GMP machine guns and Anti Aircraft launchers stormed the village (Duba) at 20.45 on Saturday. They ransacked houses and looted shops.
“They also killed twelve people and injured six others. The joint team of the police and the Military advanced to the village but the bandits had retreated to the forest by the time they arrived there. The team is still combing the forest with a view to finding the hoodlums.”