Late Tuesday whiles residents prepared to observe the Muslim evening prayers, the bandits attacked the Kadisau, Kabalawa, Kwakware, Unguwar, Wahabi and Raudama.

But then Hassan Muhammed, a council resident said 30 died in Kadisau; 9 in Kabalawa; 5 in Kwakware; 3 in Unguwar Wahabi and 1 in Raudawa.

Not only did they kill people but they also stole some animals, Senator Umar Tsauri added.

However, Gambo Isah, the spokesman for the Katsina Police Command said only 18 people died.

“Yesterday (Tuesday), we received a report that armed bandits numbering over 200 attacked Kadisau village of Faskari LGA.”

“According to the report, the bandits went there with the intention to steal food items and other materials from the villagers. Unfortunately, some groups of youths came out in large numbers and confronted the bandits. The bandits opened fire on innocent souls.”

“As of yesterday (Tuesday), 14 were reportedly killed while 26 taken and admitted in the hospital. And this morning (Wednesday), when I spoke with the Area commander of the Funtua Area Command, he told me that four more victims died in the hospital, making the number of fatalities rise to 18” Isah said.


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