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9 feared killed as bandits open fire on travellers in Katsina


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Terrorists on Sunday evening reportedly killed nine traders along Jibia/Batsari Road in Katsina State.

According to local residents, the traders were returning to their community from a local market in Jibia when they ran into the criminal elements around 6pm.

It was learnt that the traders were being conveyed in two vehicles which the gunmen also burnt.

A resident who doesn’t want to be quoted said, “The traders left the market early enough after their trading on Sunday only for them to run into the gunmen between 5pm and 6pm along Jibia/ Batsari Road.”

The gunmen shot into the two vehicles conveying the traders, killing one of the drivers and the traders on the spot.

The gunmen also reportedly burnt down the two vehicles the traders were travelling in.

Residents further disclosed that sympathisers later deposited the corpses of the victims at the Jibia General Hospital, where their relatives picked them up on Monday morning, PUNCH reported.

The numbers of traders wounded in the accident and those abducted could not be ascertained as pf Monday afternoon.

Meanwhile, the state Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Nasiru Muazu, including the spokesman for the command in Katsina are yet to react to the incident.


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