The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, DSP Sewuese Anene who confirmed the incident said the bandits were eventually repelled by the joint operation of police and other security agencies.
The incident occurred at 6.30 pm when the traders were closing for the day.
“At about 6.30 pm while traders were closing from Abaji market in Katsina-Ala LGA, bandits who disguised themselves as buyers started shooting sporadically and killed one person while nine others were injured.
“Joint operation of police and other security agencies returned fire and repelled the bandits to the forest with gunshot injuries where they have been cordoned for search,” the police spokesperson said.
More patrol teams have been drafted to the scene to assist officers on ground cordon and search operation.