Despite writing warning letters of the looming attack, suspected bandits successfully invaded Zangon-Kankara and Makera communities in Kankara local government area of Katsina state, killing twenty-two persons and abducting many women.
A resident of Zango-Kankara told TheCable that the attacks occurred on Thursday evening, saying while 18 people were killed in Zangon, four lost their lives in Makera where several women were abducted.
According to the resident, the attackers had written letters to the villagers ahead of the attack, warning them that they would strike.
“The bandits had attacked Zangon earlier on Sunday and they came back on Thursday around 8pm. They wrote letters to the village that they were coming to attack but nothing was done. Several people were killed in the attack, while many of our women were abducted,” he said.
“Our people fled the town when the bandits attacked them. Police came nine hours later. Even with the presence of security operatives in the villages as we speak, people are leaving in droves.”
Recall that On June 11, suspected bandits abducted the village head of Garin Labo in Batsari local government area of the state.
And on July 13, at least 10 persons were killed in an attack on Kirtawa village in Safana local government area of Katsina.