A group of bandits on a revenge attack on Saturday afternoon killed 11 persons at Tsatstkiya in the Safana Local Government Area of Katsina State.

The bandits invaded the community in the afternoon, injuring three other persons in the process.

Residents said the bandits were on a reprisal to avenge the recent killing of one of their informants in the community. The informant was said to have been killed four days ago in a nearby community called Hakon Kartakawa.

A resident said, “The bandits stormed Tsatstkiya and killed people, sending messages to people in the community that they were unhappy over the killing of one of their informants at Hakon Kartakawa.”

The spokesman for the Katsina Police Command, Gambo Isah, confirmed the incident but did not give details.

Meanwhile, the 75-year-old woman, Auta Atti, abducted at Kukar Babangida in the Jibia Local Government Area of the state early Tuesday morning, was still in bandits’ den as of Saturday.

A community leader in the council, Gide Dahiru, who confirmed the incident, said the woman; a mother of a chief in the Niger Republic, Sarkin Sandamu, was kidnapped from her residence at Kukar Babangida.

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