Three killed, others wounded in Katsina weekend terrorist attack

Three killed, others wounded in Katsina weekend terrorist attack

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Three men identified as Muntari Naqawuri, Surajo Salisu and Musa Hassan, were reportedly killed by gunmen suspected to be terrorists who attacked Gurbin Maganiya community in the Jibia Local Government Area of Katsina State late Saturday night.

Local sources revealed that the gunmen also wounded three others identified as Mustapha Salisu, Basiru Abubakar and Muhammed Rabi’u.

It was learnt that the gunmen arrived the community on motorcycles shortly after 10.00pm and started ransacking houses.

Troops of the Nigerian Army and local vigilante were said to have been drafted to the community following a distress call on the attack.

The intervention of the security officers was said to have prevented the terrorists from causing more damage to the community as they (the terrorists) were eventually repelled.

The sources further revealed that the terrorists had killed the three victims and injured the three others before the arrival of the security officers.

The Spokesman for the Katsina Police Command, SP Gambo Isah, was yet to react to the enquiry on the incident as at time of filing this report.

Governor Aminu Masari’s Special Adviser on Security, Ahmad Katsina, could also not be reached for comments.

Residents, however, disclosed that the remains of the  three dead victims had already been buried according to Islamic rites, while those injured were receiving treatment in a Jibia hospital.

It was also learnt that a joint security team was already on patrol of the community.

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