Forty one lives were lost as a result of terrorists attack in Kandarawa of Bakori Local Government Area in Katsina State.
This was contained in a statement signed and issued to newsmen by SP Gambo Isa, ANIPR, the Police Public Relations Officer, Katsina Police Command dated Feb. 1 in Katsina.
The police authorities said “terrorists in their numbers, shooting sporadically with AK 47 rifles, attacked the house of one Alhaji Muntari, at Unguwar Audu Gare, Kandarawa, Bakori LGA, and rustled 50 cows and 30 sheep.
Subsequently, on Thursday, 2/02/2023, at about 10:00hrs, Yansakai, outlawed group, from 11 villages from Bakori LGA, regrouped and went after the terrorists with a view to recover the rustled domestic animals. They traced the footpath of the hoodlums to a location at Yargoje forest in Kankara Local Government Area.
Unfortunately, the terrorists planned and launched a coordinated ambush on the Yansakai. The hoodlums shot and killed forty-one (41) Yansakai and wounded two (2).
The statement further said the Area Commander, Malumfashi, led a team of Police men to the scene and recovered the corpses and injured to Kankara General, Hospital. A joint security operations is currently ongoing with a view to bringing the perpetrators to book. Investigation is ongoing, please.