Suspected bandits have killed 5 individuals and injured 4 others at Unguwar Barebari village, Dukke Ward of Funtua Native Authorities Space, Katsina State.
A resident of the group, who misplaced a cousin and a nephew within the assault, informed Each day Belief that the attackers got here round 8:30pm on Friday, March 31, 2023, dressed like regular individuals.
“Once they got here they stationed themselves at totally different elements of the village, they had been wearing such a manner that one would assume they had been regular residents of the village,” he defined.
“All of a sudden, they began taking pictures sporadically and scared residents. There’s a place referred to as Gidan Ruwa, the place our individuals normally rush to, to take refuge each time there’s an assault. Sadly, the attackers blocked the place and began calling individuals to the place as in the event that they had been residents. That’s the place my cousin was killed
“They killed three different individuals at totally different spots and the fifth one, who’s my nephew, was taken to a hospital in Zaria, the place he finally gave up. We buried him this afternoon,” he mentioned.
One other resident, who corroborated the narrative, mentioned 4 different individuals sustained gunshot accidents throughout the assault.
He mentioned the assault was the primary during which individuals had been killed because the villagers had been hitherto being kidnapped for ransom.
“Prior to now, a infamous bandit in Zamfara state that I couldn’t recall his identify, positioned a levy on the village, promising that we might by no means be killed by any bandit. However regardless of a number of funds that we’ve made, they used to kidnap our individuals and acquire ransom. They didn’t really kill anybody till this time,” he mentioned.
He added that throughout the assault, some army operatives confirmed up and chased the bandits away.
Spokesman of the state police command, Gambo Isah, who confirmed the incident nevertheless, mentioned the intial report obtained by the command was that one one that sustained gunshot accidents, died at a hospital and several other others had been additionally injured.
“Sure, we’ve obtained the report which says one one that sustained gunshot accidents died at a hospital. However since others too have suffered gunshot accidents, the casualty determine may presumably rise. I’ll inquire from the DPO of the realm for an replace,” he mentioned.
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