BANDITS KILL 15 FARMERS AT BATSARI LGA, KATSINA

No fewer than 15 farmers were killed by bandits at Yar Gamji village in Batsari Local Government Area of Katsina State.

The spokesman for the Katsina State Police Command, SP Gambo Isah, confirmed the incident. he said, About 15 persons were killed in the attack. The bandits, numbering over 200, came on motorcycles armed with AK-47 rifles, shooting and killing the farmers.

Reports say the bandits arrived at the farms on motorcycles and carried out the attack for about one hour.

The residents said they sent distress calls to security operatives who subsequently mobilized to repel the bandits.

The bandits were reported to have retreated to the forest after a shootout with security men