- Armed bandits have reportedly killed some police officers in Gatikawa community, Kankara local government area of Katsina
- Sources in the area say residents have been apprehensive following the attack, while some have been relocating to other safer areas
- This is the second time in a month when police officers would be killed by bandits in the northwest state
According to the report, the mobile policemen were said to be on special duty from Kano state.
Sources quoted in the report said the incident occurred at about 5:35pm on Wednesday, July 20 when over 300 gunmen stormed the community and started shooting sporadically to scare the residents.
One of the sources said the gunmen, who wielded automatic weapons and rode on motorcycles, went from house to house carting away anything of value, including money and food items.
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He said several residents were also injured, especially those who attempted to escape.
He also said residents have been apprehensive following the attack, and that some persons have relocated to the neighbouring communities for fear of another attack.
This is the second time in a month when police officers would be killed by bandits in the northwest state.
Gunmen bomb police area command, kill inspector in Kogi
Also, part of the area command office was razed by dynamite used by the attackers.
Reacting, the commissioner of police, Kogi state command, Edward Egbuka, ordered the deployment of additional operational assets.
Gunmen open fire on 18-seater commercial bus in Kogi, abduct passengers
Meanwhile, some gunmen have reportedly abducted passengers of an 18-seater bus at the Ochonyi-Omoko village along the Abuja-Lokoja highway in Kogi state.
The passengers were abducted at about 8.03 pm on Wednesday, July 20, while travelling on the said road.
A passenger who escaped the ordeal said that the gunmen who hid in the bush had opened fire on the bus deflating its back tyres during the attack.