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One killed, over 2000 displaced as Buhari’s state comes under attack

GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, GERMANY - JUNE 08: Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari arrives to attend a working session with outreach guests at the summit of G7 nations at Schloss Elmau on June 8, 2015 near Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany. In the course of the two-day summit G7 leaders are scheduled to discuss global economic and security issues, as well as pressing global health-related issues, including antibiotics-resistant bacteria and Ebola. Several thousand protesters have announced they will seek to march towards Schloss Elmau and at least 17,000 police are on hand to provide security. (Photo by Carl Court/Getty Images)

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One killed, over 2000 displaced as Buhari’s state comes under attack
By Steve Oko
Reports reaching Wawa News Global say no fewer than one person was killed and  2,000  displaced yesterday  after armed bandits allegedly sacked 10 villages in Batsari Local Government Area of Katsina State.
katsina is the home state of President Muhammadu Buhari seeking re-election in tomorrow’s poll.

 The  incident according to local source, took place Wednesday night in  Ruma Tsohowa area of the local government.

According to the source, the  displaced persons mainly children and women are  currently taking refuge at Model Primary School in Batsari.

Bandits had, last weekend, attacked Kasai village in  the local government area, killing an army captain and five civilians.

According to local  sources, attacks by bandits in the state  have persisted   after the killing of a soldier and other civilians.

 “No night after the attack leading to the killing of the soldier that they don’t carry out attack. They attack two villages per day. The last was carried out in Ruma Tsohowa last night (Wednesday) where one person was killed and  animals were carted away.”

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The villages sacked include Garin Labo, Garin Yara, Kasai, Sabon Garin Dunburawa, Dantudun Garin Yara, Shingi and Garin Dodo to mention but a few.

Confirming the incident, Spokesperson of Katsina State Police Command, Gambo Isah, said it was not that the bandits sacked the villagers but the people were apprehensive of the heavy presence of security men in the area

His words : “It is not that bandits sacked the villagers, the people are apprehensive that the heavy presence of security men in the area may lead to a confrontation between them and the bandits.

“The people should go about their lawful duties as the security presence is to ensure the security of lives and property and also enable them exercise their franchise during the elections on Saturday.”

Meanwhile, Katsina State Commissioner of Police, Sanusi Buba, yesterday said the police had beefed up security in nine frontline local government areas of the state prone to insecurity to ensure smooth conduct of elections in the areas.

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The frontline areas include Batsari, Jibia, Danmusa, Safana, Kankara, Faskari, Sabuwa and Dandume, all sharing borders with the dreaded Rugu forest, hideout of  bandits, kidnappers among others.

Buba, who disclosed this while addressing newsmen on the level of preparedness for tomorrow’s polls, also warned that anybody or group found attempting to undermine the electoral process would be made to face full wrath of the law.

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