Gunmen kill four in Katsina community

Gunmen, suspected to be bandits, on Saturday night killed four men at Yar Marafa village, ‘Yar Malami ward, in Faskari local government area of Katsina State.

Residents gave the names of the victims as Alhaji Lawal Damfuge, Samaila Namoali, Musdafa Senior and Ado Lafate. They were said to be residents of the village.

The gunmen reportedly stormed the village on Saturday night and started shooting, thereby throwing the community in confusion.

Although details surrounding the incident were still sketchy yesterday, it was learnt that the gunmen stormed the village when residents were about to retire to bed late Saturday night.

It could also not be ascertained whether the gunmen looted items during the attack after killing the four victims.

Residents revealed further that the four victims were buried according to Islamic rites yesterday.

The reaction of the spokesman for the Katsina Police Command, SP Gambo Isah, was still being awaited as at yesterday evening.

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