On Tuesday at about 9pm, In Kauyen Dan Makeri village, at least five people were killed by armed bandits of which according to reports are from the same family.
The bandits were said to have operated for two hours before taking their leave. The three family members killed were identified as Tukur Makeri, 45, Amadu Tijjani Gidan Makeri, 20 and Abu matar Usman Gidan Makeri, 40.
While the other two were identified as Sakina Alh Umaru, 14, and a mentally retarded person Ali Mai Tabin Hankali Gidan Makeri,37.
The suspected gunmen that killed five farmers at Yanteba village were said to have stormed the village on a reprisal after three of their colleagues were allegedly killed by the community members.
Confirming the incident, SP Gambo Isah, The Katsina police spokesman, said:
“The youths of Yanteba village saw three cattle rearers passing close to their village and they suspected them to be bandits.
“They attacked them and killed one of them, and two others sustained injuries.
“The Malumfashi Divisional Police officer rushed to the village and rescued those that sustained injuries,”
“The bandits Stormed Yanteba village at about 3:00 am on Thursday and started shooting which led to the death of five farmers.”