Bandits on a revenge mission kill 11 villagers, cause injuries to others
11 villagers were Saturday afternoon reportedly killed and others injured when bandits on a revenge mission attacked Tsatskiya community in Safana local government area of Katsina State.
The notorious bandits carried out the reprisal attack to avenge the death of one of their informant from Hakon Kartakawa village who was killed by an angry mob last week, a source said.
Many of villagers from Tsatskiya and other neighbouring villages in Safana LGA were reported to have escaped to Dutsima town to seek refuge following the attack.
A source disclosed that the suspected bandits reportedly stormed the community around 12noon on Saturday, shooting sporadically into the air and eventually killing 11 persons.
While another source also revealed that it has become a risky venture to expose informants of the notorious bandits for fear of reprisal attack.
“Anytime an informant is either exposed, arrested or killed the bandits always try to rescue them or avenge them by killing more people.”
However, while confirming the attack, the spokesman Katsina Police, Gambo Isa, reportedly said only three people were killed in the reprisal attack.
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