Daredevil bandits operating in parts of Katsina State took their bloody campaign some 10 kilometres to the Katsina metropolis, on Sunday night, killing at least four residents of Barawa community in Batagarawa Local Government Area, according to eyewitness accounts.
Authorities at the Katsina State police command have since confirmed the incident.
Batagarawa is one of the two Katsina metropolitan local government areas.
Surviving residents said the hoodlums stormed the village at about 9pm, on Sunday evening, and operated for several hours without hindrance.
“They didn’t kidnap anyone but killed four people, including three men and an elderly woman,” an eyewitness said.
Another resident, who survived the attack, said: “I escaped death narrowly because three of the gunmen pointed at my face with their guns and this wound you see on my face is from a rifle after they insisted that I had money in my possession which I denied.”
Reports claimed that the bandits, thereafter, embarked on a house-to-house attack and equally looted several shops in the area, apart from rustling some domestic animals.