On Wednesday evening, gunmen attacked Gatakawa, a community in Kankara Local Government Area in Katsina State killing five police personnel and three civilian residents of the village.
The Katsina State Police Command spokesperson, Gambo Isa, confirmed the incident to journalists on Thursday evening.
Meanwhile, a source, who asked not to be named, told PREMIUM TIMES that after the attack on the community, the terrorists pursued some residents who had fled into the bush.
He said the community was deserted after the attack.
“They killed three of our elderly people in the area because they couldn’t run away from the bandits. They shot them dead,” he said.
He said several residents were wounded during the attack and an unspecified number of domestic animals rustled.
“We can’t say how many people have been wounded or even dead because most of us have not returned to the community but I was told that some of our people are in the hospital in Kankara town. Several…