October 4, 2022

Gunmen killed three people, including a councillor, Nasir Magaji, in a simultaneous attack on three communities in Malumfashi Local Government Area of Katsina State, yesterday morning.

Residents of the communities also claimed that the gunmen abducted several people, including two women, during the attacks on Dutsen Reme Low-Cost Funtua, Gozaki Village, in Kafur and Dan Rimi community of Malumfashi Local Government Areas.

A resident of Dutsen Reme, Abdurrahman Aliyu, told PREMIUM TIMES that gunmen, locally called bandits, attacked after midnight and began shooting sporadically. He said Mr Buhari, a resident of the community, was killed outside his house.

In the Gozaki community, residents said the gunmen first abducted the councillor’s wives, but they returned moments later to shoot him. The bandits took his wives, but later released them and returned to the house. That was when they got him. They sprayed his body with bullets and left him there. They didn’t take anything from the house,” said a resident who asked not to be named.

The councillor, who was elected two weeks ago, was pronounced dead in a hospital in Kafur town.

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