No fewer than eight people have been killed in a fresh reprisal attack by suspected bandits at Tsatskiya community in Safana Local Government Area of Katsina State.
Three others were said to have been wounded.
The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, SP Gambo Isah confirmed the incident on Sunday.
“During the attack, two people were equally wounded and are still receiving medical attention at Dutsinma General Hospital,” he said.
The attack took place on Saturday and it is believed to be revenge for a mob action against two of the bandits’ informants who were reportedly killed by some group of people in the affected community.
It is gathered that heavily armed bandits on motorcycles stormed the village and started shooting sporadically before killing the victims who were working on their respective farms.
Meanwhile, frightened residents of Tsatskiya community and other neighboring villages had fled the village to Dutsinma town for safety.