Unknown gunmen, yesterday evening, attacked Yar Center community of Sherere village in Kankara LGA of Katsina state, killing nine persons and injuring many others.
Locals said the gunmen, on motorcycles, opened fire on the villagers upon their arrival before setting shops and vehicles ablaze.
The spokesperson of the Katsina police command, SP Gambo Isah confirmed the incident, adding that the victims have since been evacuated by a combined effort of police and community members.
He said “operation puff adder has been deployed to the area to restore sanity, trace and apprehend the perpetrators”.
“The Command is appealing to members of the public to always assist us with timely information about the movements and whereabouts of the bandits including their willing collaborators”.
“The CP, Sanusi Buba condoled with the families of the deceased persons and promised to do all he could do to avert the recurrence of this ugly incident”.
Only a fortnight ago, a neighboring village called Tsamiyar Jino, was attacked in a similar fashion, leaving 14 people killed.