It was reported yesterday that armed bandits murdered 15 people in the village of Year Gamji in Batsari Local Government Area inspite of the military operations in Katsina to tackle banditry.
SP Gambo Isah, Katsina.State Police Command Spokesperson, said that the bandits were over 200 in number and they attacked the village by 10:00 am.
He mentioned that the bandits started shooting at villagers, killing 15 people and injuring many others.
SP Gambo Isah said the security personnel operating in that area were quickly mobilised and they successfully drove away the bandits before they could cause more havoc.
It was earlier reported that an ongoing operation had been put in place by the Nigerian Army to get rid of bandits in the state.
It was also reported that the Nigerian Army was due to celebrate its Army Special Day in Katsina in Faskari LGA with the purpose of ending the carnage which Katsina residents have suffered in the hands of armed bandits