Bandits kill 12 farmers in attack in Katsina

Gunmen, locally called bandits, killed 12 farmers in Gakurdi village of Jibia local government area in Katsina state on Tuesday. Three people were injured during the attack. Gakurdi is in the Daddara district and a few kilometers from Daddara on the road between Katsina and Maradi in the Republic of Niger. A Daddara resident, Bashir Salihu, said all the farmers killed were from Gakurdi and were preparing their farm ahead of the rainy season. “What I learned is that the villagers went to clean and prepare their farms for the start of the planting season, which is usually at the beginning of the rainy season. The bandits went to the town on motorcycles and when they saw the peasants, they began to shoot indiscriminately. I don’t know if they had planned to attack the farmers or the village,” he said. He said that the bandits also burned some houses after the villagers fled. The dead have been buried this afternoon in the village. the police react Upon being contacted, the police spokesman in the state, Gambo Isa, confirmed the attack. He said eight armed men on four motorcycles carried out the bloody attack. “We were there with the CP (police commissioner) and we attended the funeral. What happened was that the bandits stormed the town this morning (Tuesday) and started shooting sporadically. Villages began to run for their lives and the 12 people killed were shot on farms outside the community,” he said. Isa said some of the residents have guns, but only one boy stood his ground and shot at the bandits. ALSO READ: Insecurity: Bandits Killed 360, Kidnapped 1,389 People in Kaduna in Three Months – Report Katsina is one of the states in northwestern Nigeria that has been heavily attacked by armed men. Bandits attack communities, steal cattle, and kidnap travelers and students for ransom. They also impose taxes and levies on communities before allowing them to grow or harvest produce from their farms. These bandits have been blamed for killing thousands of people. They have also kidnapped many more in what is shaping up to be one of the worst kidnap-for-ransom syndicates in the country’s history. The state governor, Aminu Masari, confessed on Monday afternoon that the people of the state have suffered immensely due to the incessant activities of the bandits. SEE: Governor Yahaya Bello’s roadmap to Hope 2023 Read More Related News Here Let here it in the comment below if you do have an opinion on this; Bandits kill 12 farmers in attack in Katsina