No fewer than six people have reportedly lost their lives and several others abducted following bandits attack at Unguwar Samanja village in Faskari Local Government Area of Katsina State on Sunday evening.
TOS NEWS gathered that the bandits arrived at the village at about 5:49 p.m. when residents were getting set for the dawn prayer.
Faskari Local Government is one of the 13 LGAs in Katsina State where telecom services have been cut and has suffered series of attacks from bandits.
A Civil Society Organisation in Daudawa had cried out that despite the security measures taken by the state government, Faskari area has remained under attack.
Nasir Hassan, a resident of Daudawa, said the attackers rode into the village on motorcycles minutes before the dawn prayer and started shooting sporadically.
“From what I gathered, five people were confirmed dead after the attack and they have been buried today (Monday) morning,” he said.
He said the attackers also abducted several people but he had not ascertained their number.
“They also burnt down houses and shops before leaving the village. I was told that they did not loot the shops, they only burnt them,” he said.
However, another resident of Daudawa, Auwal Liman, said the number of those killed had risen to six, including another person killed in the outskirts of the village, who was reportedly from Unguwar Labbo community.
As the time of filling this report, the police spokesperson in the state, Gambo Isa, did not respond to calls and SMS sent to him on the attack.