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KATSINA: Many reported killed as bandits launch house-to-house raid in Batsari

MANY people are feared killed and properties burnt down in fresh attacks on communities in Batsari Local Government Area.

The attack, which reportedly began yesterday evening and lasted into the early hours of today, saw dozens of houses including government structures and vehicles set ablaze.

It was gathered that no fewer than five communities were struck by the armed men, where a yet to be ascertained number of people were either killed or injured.

The lawmaker representing Batsari in the State House of Assembly, Hon. Jabir Yauyau, said he heard about the unfortunate incidents, but still gathering information about what actually happened.

He added that details of what happened would be difficult to get for now, because of the lack of telecommunication network in the area.

“It is confirmed that the attack took place, but the casualties and the extent of damage caused is not yet known, especially because of the lack of mobile network in the area.

“I am told about the majority of those killed. They are people I know personally, but I still need to confirm.

“I am trying to ascertain what actually happen because I am going to move a motion on matters of public importance in the house, but I have to get the actual thing,” he said.

The spokesperson of the State Police Command, SP Gambo Isah, is yet to react.

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