Bandits have reportedly killed nineteen people at Tsauwa village, Batsari Local Government Area, Katsina State.
Residents said the bandits stormed the village around 11.30 pm on Monday and operated till the early hours of Tuesday.
It was learnt that on arrival at the village, the bandits started shooting indiscriminately at fleeing villagers.
One of the residents said that at least 19 people were buried on Tuesday morning in the aftermath of the attacks.
He said, “When they (the bandits) came, they started shooting and pursuing people who were trying to escape and those attempting to escape into the forest.
“As at last count, they killed 19 persons, and we buried them this morning (Tuesday) while those injured have been taken to hospital for treatment.”
The bandits also reportedly set fire on many houses and grains reserves while they also allegedly cart away possessions and domestic animals.
The Spokesman for the Katsina police command, Gambo Isah, when contacted, said he was already in contact with the DPO for the area to get details of the incident.