Bandits Saturday morning killed Alhaji Dikko Usman, the village head of Mazoji, Matazu Local Government Area of Katsina State.
According to eye witnesses, the bandits invaded Mazoji village in large numbers on motorcycles, armed with weapons late Friday night, and operated till early Saturday morning.
They said the village head was among the people killed.
Many residents of the village were also reportedly wounded.
The invaders also rustled animals.
Meanwhile, the Special Adviser to Governor Aminu Masari on security, Ibrahim Katsina, however, told PUNCH that the government was doing everything possible to tackle the problem of banditry in the state.
“The incident is rather unfortunate. We are doing everything possible in conjunction with security operatives to tackle the problem of banditry and other crimes in the state and very soon the problem of banditry will be a thing of the past in the state,” he said.