The victims of the Katsina attack were killed while working on their farms.
No fewer than 15 farmers were reportedly killed when terrorists, locally described as bandits, attacked Gakurdi village in the Jibia Local Government Area of Katsina State on Tuesday.
A resident told Daily Trust that the victims of the Katsina attack were killed while working on their farms.
Katsina is President Muhammadu Buhari’s home state but one of the worst places hit by bandits in the northern region.
He said the terrorists came around 8:30am today (Tuesday), using four motorcycles and they started shooting at the people.
"Three were killed on the same farm and eventually it was discovered that up to 15 were killed on different farms,” he said.
He added that before the villagers would realise what was occurring, the terrorists had fled the area.
Recall that SaharaReporters had earlier reported that 40 farmers were slaughtered by Boko Haram fighters in Borno State.
Also, bandits rustled over 100 cows at Danye Gaba village, Bugaje ward in Jibia LGA.
Danne Gaba village is said to be about two kilometres away from the 17 brigades, a military barracks in Katsina.
A resident said that the cows, belonging to about seven persons, were taken away by the rustlers around 1:30am on Tuesday.
He alleged that the movement of the criminals was known since around 8pm on Monday and different security agencies were alerted but no proactive measure was taken until the bandits struck.
However, another resident who confirmed the incident said there was an exchange of gunfire between the criminals and the security agents during the attack.
When contacted for confirmation, the police spokesman in Katsina, SP Gambo Isah, said, “Right now, we are there with the CP to access the situation.”