Bandits attack Katsina communities, kill 4 police officers, 22 others

In a devastating turn of events, the serene villages of Gidan Bofa and Dan Nakwabo in Kankara LGA, Katsina state, were marred by a heinous act of violence.

According to the Katsina State Police Command, bandits launched a brutal assault on Sunday afternoon, leaving behind a trail of sorrow and loss.

Reports indicate that the assailants struck with impunity, targeting innocent residents without mercy. Gidan Boka village bore the brunt of the attack, with 15 lives cruelly snuffed out by the merciless bandits.

Tragically, the violence didn’t end there, as five more individuals fell victim to the brutality in the Dan Nakwabo community.

Adding to the tragedy, the bandits brazenly targeted law enforcement officers, claiming the lives of four officers — three inspectors and one corporal. Additionally, two members of the Katsina State Community Watch Corps (KSCWC) were also fatally wounded in the ambush.

The events unfolded rapidly, with the police responding swiftly to the distress call. As they raced to the scene, the officers encountered further danger, falling into an ambush set by the ruthless bandits. Despite the perilous situation, the law enforcement team valiantly engaged the assailants in a fierce firefight, ultimately restoring order to the area.

The aftermath of the attack revealed a grim reality: lives shattered, families torn apart, and communities left reeling from unimaginable loss. As the investigation into this senseless act of violence continues, the Katsina State Police Command assures the public that every effort will be made to bring the perpetrators to justice.

In the face of tragedy, the resilience of the affected communities shines through, as they come together to mourn the lives lost and support one another in this time of grief. As we stand in solidarity with the people of Gidan Bofa and Dan Nakwabo, let us renew our commitment to combating such atrocities and creating a safer, more secure future for all.

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