Bandits killed eight persons and injured three others in Faskari Council of Katsina State at the weekend. Six were killed in Shau Village and two in Ruwan Godiya community.
During the attack, the bandits, who reportedly rode on motorcycles, also set fire on the home and car of Shau village head. They were also said to have carted away valuables and harassed residents for hours without hindrance.
Spokesperson for the state’s police command, SP Gambo Isah, confirmed the incident yesterday.
“Bandits armed with dangerous weapons went to a village in Ruwan Godiya and committed heinous crimes. They killed eight persons and injured three others. They also set a house and car, which belonged to the village head, ablaze,” he said, adding that the bandits left the area before the arrival of security personnel.