Katsina - Gunmen have killed at least one person and injured
several others in Kasada Local Government Area of Katsina State.
Eye witnesses told newsmen that the armed bandits numbering
about 12 invaded the town on motorcycles at about 3 a.m. on Wednesday.
The witnesses who craved for anonymity, said the hoodlums
searched many houses in Makera, Marina, Yara-gabas, Yara-arewa and Kofar-fada
areas of the city.
They said the bandits blocked roads linking to those areas
and shot sporadically to pave way for their operation.
According to them, the armed men killed the Deputy Imam of
Kasada, Malam Badamasi Abdullahi, injured several others and carted away
undisclosed sums of money from the residents.
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The Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Salisu Agaisa,
confirmed the incident.
Agaisa said that the police had arrested one person in
connection with the incident, and had intensified investigations to arrest the
rest of the culprits.
He urged the public to assist the police by exposing
hideouts and activities of criminals in the state.
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