- Suspected bandits have again attacked Katsina community
- Katsina is the home state of President Muhammadu Buhari
- The unknown gunmen were said to have killed at least 50 persons
A report by Channel TV indicates that at least 50 persons were feared dead following a fresh attack on Kadisau town in Faskari local government area of Katsina state.
Legit.ng reported that no fewer than hundreds of residents of Yan Tumaki in Danmusa local government area of Katsina state on Tuesday, June 9, took to the streets of the town to protest repeated attacks by bandits on the community.
The protesters, comprised grown-up men and children, blamed President Muhammadu Buhari and Governor Aminu Wasari for the spate of insecurity in the state.
According to the report, one of the protesters said residents of the area now lived in fear as security agencies in the state appear helpless. He said the people might resort to self-defence, noting that such a move may further worsen the security challenges in the country.
Katsina is one of the states in the northwest that suffered from repeated attacks by armed bandits on communities.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that President Buhari warned bandits to surrender their weapons or face “disgraceful and violent end.’’
It was reported that the warning came at a meeting the president had with Governor Aminu Masari of Katsina state at the State House on Thursday, June 4.
In a statement by Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, Buhari also commiserated with Masari over the loss of lives in the attacks.
The president assured people and government of Katsina that the bandits, who have committed crimes against innocent citizens in the state and across the country will not go unpunished.
According to him, renewed efforts and review of operations, to improve the security of lives and property in the state, and other parts of the country were ongoing.
Buhari added that more decisive military operations against bandits in Zamfara, Sokoto, Niger, Katsina and Kaduna states would be undertaken.
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