Not less than nine persons including the village head, Idris Haruna at Kuka Babangida village, Jibia Local Government Area of Katsina State, has been reportedly killed by bandits on Thursday morning.
The chairman of the LG council, Bashir Sabiu, confirmed the incident, alongside the spokesman for the Katsina police command, ASP Abubakar Aliyu.
It was gathered that the bandits attacked the village a few minutes before midnight and operated till around 1:30am on Thursday.
Villagers said the bandits took time to go from house to house in search of valuables, including money.
Sources further disclosed that the bandits killed the village head, his four children, and four others in the process.
It could not be established whether they abducted people or went away with valuables.
The state Commissioner for Internal Security, Nasiru Muazu who spoke on the incident through his spokesman, Hassan Dan-Alli, said, “The state is committed to the protection of lives and property of people of the state. We shall not relent in our efforts to ensure that our people are safe wherever they are.”
Efforts were being made to bury the victims on Thursday, when this report was filed.
The bandits killed no fewer than six traders last Friday morning who were on their way to a local market at Yantumaki in the Danmusa Local Government Area of the state.