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Bandits Kill 19, Burn Houses In Katsina Community

At least  19 people are reported to have been  killed at Tsauwa village, Batsari Local Government Area, Katsina State.

The bandits were  said to have stormed  the village around 11.30 p.m on Monday. They operated till the early hours of Tuesday.

Their indiscriminate shooting  reportedly led  to the death of some  villagers.  One of the residents, who pleaded anonymity, told The PUNCH  that the bandits shot at those fleeing the village for safety in neighbouring communities.

“When they came, they started shooting and pursuing people who were trying to escape and those attempting to escape into the forest.

“As at last count, they killed 19 persons and we buried them this morning (Tuesday) while those injured have been taken to hospital for treatment.”

The bandits also set fire on many houses and grains reserves while they also allegedly cart away valuables and domestic animals.

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