According to reports, gunmen thought to be bandits have shot and killed at least three people of Bakiyawa village in the Batagarawa Local Government Area of Katsina State.
Vanguard also discovered that a married woman named Hawawu Yusuf of Ungwan Makera was kidnapped by the assailants and that another villager had been shot in the leg.
Marwan Zayyana, a local who confirmed the incident to Vanguard, claimed that the attackers, who stormed the village on Monday at 4:00 p.m. on motorcycles, continued to operate there until 4:30 p.m.
Aminu Abdulwahab, Musa Abubakar, and Sadiq Lawal were the three villagers killed, according to Marwan.
While Sadiq Lawal was killed inside his compound in Ungwan Tsugune, Abubakar Musa was killed right in front of his house at Ungwan Jageme. The third victim was killed on his farm while trying to flee from the marauding bandits, Marwan said
“Lately we have been witnessing series of bandits attack in our area. Exactly one week ago around 2.30 pm, bandits attacked our community and kidnapped six persons. The victims are still in the forest as none of them has been released.
“On Sunday too, one of the youths in the community was also kidnapped and he’s yet to be released. Yesterday, Monday between 4-4:30 pm, the hoodlums stormed the community again and killed three of our people.
“Aside the three villagers killed, the assailants were not given room to rob the community due to some level of resistance from youths in the community,” Marwan noted.