One of the deceased victims
Suspected bandits invaded Unguwar Samanja village in Faskari local government area of Katsina State, killing six persons and abducting others.
It was gathered that the bandits stormed the village at 5:49 p.m. on Sunday, October 24, when residents where preparing for prayer.
Nasir Hassan, a resident of Daudawa, who spoke Premium Times said the attackers rode into the village on motorcycles minutes before the dawn prayer and started shooting sporadically.
“From what I gathered, five people were confirmed dead after the attack and they have been buried today (Monday) morning,” he said.
Hassan, who is a student of a tertiary institution in Zamfara State, said the attackers also abducted several people but he had not ascertained their number.
“They also burnt down houses and shops before leaving the village. I was told that they did not loot the shops, they only burnt them,” he said.
However, another resident of Daudawa, Auwal Liman, said the number of those killed had risen to six, including another person killed in the outskirts of the village, who was reportedly from Unguwar Labbo community.
Bahisulhaq Alhassan, a student in Faskari, confirmed that his friend was among those killed.
“His name is Jaafar Kabir and he was killed on his way to Daudawa from Unguwar Samanja.” Alhassan said.