Bandits Kill Four People In Fresh Katsina Attack

Channels Television  
Updated August 19, 2019

Four people have been killed and several others injured following gunmen attack on Tsayau village, a border community in Jibia Local Government Area of Katsina State.

The attack has led to a protest by residents of the village who brought corpses of the victims to the palace of the Emir of Katsina.

Police spokesperson, Anas Gezawa who confirmed the incident said the armed men stormed the community at about 3:30 pm on Sunday and carted away some cows.

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Gezawa explained that the villagers went after the bandits into the forest to recover the cows but they were attacked and four people killed in the process and several others injured.

Tsayau village shares boundary with both Zurmi Local Government Area of Zamfara State and Niger Republic.

The residents have therefore called on security agencies for prompt intervention in increased attacks on the area.

The police in reaction urged the people of the state to synergise their efforts with security agencies in tackling cattle rustling, kidnapping, banditry and other crimes in the state.

Vehicle conveying victims of the attack.


This attack comes a day after President Muhammadu Buhari gave the directive to troops not to spare bandits across the country.

The President urged the troops to be more spontaneous in restoring peace to the country, particularly states troubled by the activities of the bandits.

He said this while addressing 15 officers and 160 soldiers of the 17 Brigade of the Nigerian Army and Nigerian Air Force 213 Operational Base in Katsina, under the “Operation Hadarin Daji’’, at the Umaru Musa Yar’Adua Airport, Katsina State.