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11 killed as bandits attack Katsina communities


The Police Command in Katsina State has confirmed that bandits killed 11 people in an attack on three villages in Bakori Local Government Area.

The Public Relations Officer, Mr. Abubakar Sadiq-Aliyu stated in a press release on Sunday that the attack took place on May 25, 2024, in Unguwar Lamido village.

“We are aware of a misleading report making the rounds, especially on Facebook, that bandits attacked three villages in Bakori and killed 40 people,” Sadiq-Aliyu said to the News Agency of Nigeria.

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“The command wishes to categorically debunk this claim as misleading and set the record straight. On May 25, 2024, bandits launched an attack on Unguwar Lamido village in Bakori where they shot and killed 11 people.”

He explained that the Divisional Police Officer in Bakori responded swiftly by mobilizing operatives to the scene, restoring normalcy, and preventing further losses.

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Sadiq-Aliyu urged the public to disregard the false report and warned against spreading unverified news. “The spread of false information could cause panic, fear, and unnecessary tension,” he added.

The Commissioner of Police in Katsina State, Mr. A. A. Musa, expressed his condolences to the victims’ families and condemned the attack. “The commissioner has also ordered a thorough investigation into the incident and deployed additional personnel to ensure the arrest of the perpetrators,” Sadiq-Aliyu said.

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“The Commissioner has also urged anyone with useful information that will assist the investigation to come forward and assist in bringing the perpetrators to justice.”

The police command is working closely with relevant stakeholders and the community to identify and apprehend those responsible for the attack. The investigation is ongoing.