River of blood, agony as bandits rampage Buhari’s state
* 22 killed, scores wounded, abducted
By Steve Oko
It was a river of blood in some communities in Katsina State, the home state of President Muhammadu Buhari, as bandits went on killing spree.
When the dust of their rampage settled, no fewer than 22 persons were reportedly killed, and scores wounded.
Unspecified number of women were also reportedly abducted.
Wawa News Global gathered from TheCable that the attack recorded its highest casualties in Zangon-Kankara and Makera in Kankara Local Government Area of Katsina State.
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According to the report, a resident of Zango-Kankara said that the attacks occurred on Thursday evening.
The survivour said that 18 people were killed in Zangon and four lost their lives in Makera, where several women were abducted.
According to him the attackers had written letters to the villagers ahead of the attack, warning them that they would strike. According to the survivor, “the bandits had attacked Zangon earlier on Sunday and they came back on Thursday around 8p.m.
He said “they wrote letters to the village that they were coming to attack, but nothing was done. Several people were killed in the attack, while many of our women were abducted”.
Continuing, he said :“Our people fled the town when the bandits attacked them. Police came nine hours later. Even with the presence of security operatives in the villages as we speak, people are leaving in droves.”
Attempts by TheCable to reach Gambo Isah, the Police spokesman, his telephone lines were not reachable, but text messages were sent.
Wawa News Global reports that rampaging bandits in North East , of late have extended their atrocities to Katsina State from the neighbouring Zamfara which has hitherto been the epicenter of their deadly raids.