Bandits again struck two communities in Dan-Musa Local Government Area of Katsina State, leaving six persons dead and many others injured.
Among those killed in Thursday’s attack was a policeman.
It was learnt that the bandits said to be over one hundred stormed the two villages on foot around 2 am, shooting sporadically.
They reportedly raided the villages during which they rustled animals and stole food items.
The policeman was said to have been killed when a police team drafted to repel the bandits ran into an ambush.
The Spokesman for the Katsina Police Command, SP Gambo Isah, confirmed the incident.
He said, “They (the bandits) are over 100 in number. As we are reaching out for support from our base at Maidabino, they ambushed our team, killing one security personnel.”
”We have redeployed more personnel to the area to enhance the security of the area and arrest the perpetrators.”