Banditry: protesters present 10 dead bodies to gov Masari, Emir

Banditry: protesters present 10 dead bodies to gov Masari, Emir

Protesters in Katsina have presented 10 dead bodies of Nigerians killed by suspected bandits to the State governor, Bello Masari. The aggrieved protesters yesterday, urged action against the mastermind and review of security architecture in the State. The protest is on the back of over 10 people who were feared killed on Wednesday evening by


Protesters in Katsina have presented 10 dead bodies of Nigerians killed by suspected bandits to the State governor, Bello Masari.

The aggrieved protesters yesterday, urged action against the mastermind and review of security architecture in the State.

FILE PHOTO: DEAD BODIES LAID IN A BOOT IF A CAR

The protest is on the back of over 10 people who were feared killed on Wednesday evening by bandits.

The bandits attacked four Communities in two Local Government areas of Katsina State.

It was learnt that dozens of the armed bandits who rode on motorcycles stormed the communities in Danmusa and Kankara Council areas to commit the crime.

The hoodlums first attacked Unguwar Nagwade Community where they killed four people, then proceeded to Unguwar Rabo where they killed nine persons and later moved to Gidan Daji where they killed two residents, all in Kankara Council Area.

The same bandits stormed Danmusa Council Area where they attacked traders at a market in Maidabino Community, according to sources.

Reports said the bandits numbering also killed and maimed unarmed Civilians in the locality while trying to flee for safety.

Some of those injured have been rushed to hospitals in Dutsinma for treatment.

On Thursday, the protesters who wept bitterly expressed anger over the incessant killings, urging the government to stop the attacks.

They lamented that most of their people who depend on farming were afraid to go to their farms because bandits could attack them at any time.

Responding, the Emir of Katsina, Alhaji Abdulmumini Kabir Usman,along with several other traditional leaders who received the protesters who displayed the dead bodies to him, sympathised with them.

He assured residents in the Area that the government was doing everything within its ability to address the challenges posed by insecurity in the State.

The protesters yesterday also went to the Government House where Governor Aminu Bello Masari said the government would not leave them to the challenge.

The bodies of the victims were later taken to the Dan Takum graveyard, which is a few meters away from the palace, for burial.

But, the spokesman for the police Command, Gambo Isah, said 11 people lost their lives in Kankara, while two were killed in Danmusa Council Area.

He assured that justice would be served to the victims of the attacks.

A few weeks ago, there was a similar incident when angry residents stormed the emir’s palace with bodies of 12 persons killed by bandits in Batsari Council Area.

It would be recalled that heads of the nation’s security agencies yesterday met with President Muhammadu Buhari in Aso Rock, Abuja, where they briefed him on the new strategies deployed by their operatives to tackle the menace of insecurity in the Country.

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