Fleeing terrorists flood Katsina, kill three villagers

ec katsina state
ec katsina state

Three people were confirmed killed on Tuesday after suspected terrorists attacked Jajar Kanwa village, in the Jibia Local Government Area of Katsina State.

The hoodlums were also reported to have injured two other residents, rustled domestic animals and carted away money, handsets and food.

Residents revealed that the hoodlums arrived in the village around 2am on motorcycles, while armed with weapons, including AK-47 rifles.

Six people, including a pregnant woman, were reportedly abducted by the gang.

The terrorists were reported to have directed the villagers to contribute N20,000 each within the next seven days when they said they would return to pick up the money or face consequences.


The spokesman for the state police command, SP Gambo Isah, confirmed the incident.

He said, “Yes, two people were killed and three were injured. Due to the ongoing operations in Sokoto and Zamfara, a large number of terrorists/bandits are trooping into Katsina through Zamfara.

“It was while they were coming in that they attacked some villagers at Kanwar Jaja, Jibia LGA. But no kidnapping took place.”