Police statement, On 14/02/2020 at about 19:00hrs, bandits numbering over two hundred on motorbikes, armed with AK 47 rifles, shooting sporadically, simultaneously invaded and attacked Dankar and Tsauwa villages of Batsari LGA of Katsina state. A joint operations of Puff Adder and Sharan Daji of both police and military were drafted to the scenes and engaged the bandits in gun duel. The bandits escaped into the forest. At Tsauwa village, the hoodlums killed twenty one persons mostly elderly and torched some houses. While at Dankar they killed nine persons and no house was burnt by the hoodlums. Bandits were said to be on reprisal action following the killing of one of their own by the villagers. In the course of investigation one suspected bandit was arrested and nine motorcycles recovered by the joint operations. Investigation is on going.
BELOW ARE SOME PICTURES OF THE ATTACKED
SP GAMBO ISAH
POLICE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER
FOR:COMMISSIONER OF POLICE
KATSINA STATE COMMAND