No fewer than 19 people have been reportedly killed in an attack carried out by bandits in Tsauwa village, Batsari Local Government Area, Katsina State.
According to reports, the bandits stormed the village around 11.30 p.m on Monday, shooting sporadically into the air and operated till the early hours of today.
One of the residents, who pleaded anonymity, noted that the bandits also shot at those fleeing the village for safety into neighboring communities.
“When they (the bandits) came, they started shooting and pursuing people who were trying to escape and those attempting to escape into the forest.
As at last count, they killed 19 persons and we buried them this morning (Tuesday) while those injured have been taken to hospital for treatment.”a resident said
The bandits also reportedly set fire on many houses and grains reserves while they also allegedly carted away valuables and domestic animals.