No fewer than 40 persons have been killed in a fresh attack launched by suspected armed bandits in Kadisau village under Faskari Local Government Area of Katsina State.
A resident told SaharaReporters that the bandits numbering about 200 on motorcycles stormed the community about midnight on Tuesday and carried out the attack till early Wednesday morning without security agencies resisting them.
The source said they sacked the entire village, destroyed and looted shops and rustled an unspecified number of cattle.
He added that hospitals in the area had received bodies of those killed and were attending to the injured as some residents fled their homes in fear.
“They stormed here riding on motorcycles, some brandishing assault rifles. At least 40 bodies have been recovered while those injured are presently receiving treatment at the General Hospital, Funtua, and some private hospitals within Faskari,” he said.
Katsina has experienced series of attacks in recent times with bandits killing over 300 persons this year.