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Bandits invade Kurfi town, kill and cart people’s properties away in Katsina

Gunmen suspected to be armed bandits have reportedly invaded Kurfi town in Kurfi Local Government Area of Katsina State, northwest Nigeria on Sunday night.

Katsina state which borders Niger Republic has suffered a series of attacks from bandits and other terrorist groups operating in the area.

WITHIN NIGERIA learnt that the bandits attacked the town when the residents were preparing for Isha’i prayers around 8:00pm.

Residents further revealed that the bandits started shooting sporadically and forced themselves into some households and shops where they killed and carted away people’s belongings.

According to DAILY POST report, the extent of damages done by the bandits in terms of number of lives lost and properties is still sketchy as of the time of writing this report, however, residents are said to have fled their homes and are taking refuge in surrounding bushes.

In a related story, WITHIN NIGERIA reported that Katsina state governor, Aminu Masari has disclosed that only 30 policemen provide security in 100 villages in the state despite the incessant killings by bandits and other criminal elements in the state.

Speaking on the incessant killings in the state, Governor Aminu Masari said the state would in the interim amend its extant laws to give power to village heads and local authorities in the battle against the bandits.

Katsina state governor, Aminu Masari has disclosed that only 30 policemen provide security in 100 villages in the state despite the incessant killings by bandits and other criminal elements in the state.

Speaking on the incessant killings in the state, Governor Aminu Masari said the state would in the interim amend its extant laws to give power to village heads and local authorities in the battle against the bandits.

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