Many persons have been reported dead and both private and government properties set ablaze as unknown gunmen suspended to be bandits launched door-to-door raids in fresh attacks in Katsina State.
It was learnt that the attack started on Tuesday evening and lasted hours into Wednesday.
A witness when engaged said about five communities were struck by the armed men. As of the time of this report, the official number of deaths and injuries is yet to be known.
“In each of the communities invaded, the gunmen fired sporadically into the air to register their presence before going from house to house, looting victims of valuables and harassing residents,” the Daily Trust quoted a source as saying.
There were speculations that one of the victims killed in the attack was lawyer, one Barr. Nura Hassan Wagine but the newspaper could not independently verify the information.
When contacted, the member representing Batsari in the Katsina State House of Assembly, Hon. Jabir Yauyau, said he heard about the unfortunate incidents, but was still gathering information about what actually happened.
He added that details of what happened would be difficult to get for now, because of the lack of telecommunications network in the area.