By Auta Obadiah Dauda
Suspected bandits on Wednesday, have carried out multiple attacks on residents of Faskari and Sabuwa local government areas of Katsina State, leading to the death of 5 people.
The bandits also shot the Divisional Police Officer, ACP Aminu Abdulkarim and kidnapped the Head of administration of Danmusa local government, Yahaya Musa Sabuwa to unknown distination.
Confirming the incident, Governor Aminu Bello Masari of the state said said; “the state is daily recording attacks from operations of unrepentant bandits.
“It is a very terrible situation about our people, some of them is not about coronavirus, it is about bandits virus.”
“the DPO of Faskari was nearly killed as a result of gun shots and presently at hospital. We hope he will survive the attack.
“Same night yesterday in the village of Sabuwa LGA, five people were killed and all their animals rustled.
“In the same night, the head of Danmusa local government, who comes from Sabuwa LGA, the bandits went in their hundreds and kidnapped him with his son.”
The Governor who expressed concern over the rate of banditry attackes amidst the corona virus pandamic, he further disclosed that 50 people were killed two weeks ago.
He said, “It is a daily occurrence. My reporting officer, every morning when he sees my face, doesn’t want to tell me what had happened not knowing I have heard it earlier.”
“The residents were threatening to take arms yesterday around 3 am but I had to plead with their political leadership in Faskari, because they have mobilised to go all out if it means all dying let them die.
He noted that the bandits have more sophisticated weapons, hence called on security authorities to live up to the expectation of tracking down the criminal elements causing unrest to the state.