Rampaging bandits on Saturday afternoon killed eleven people at Tsatstkiya community in Safana Local Government Area of Katsina State, in what is believed to be a reprisal attack.
The bandits, who reportedly invaded the community in the afternoon, also wounded three others who are said to be receiving treatment in a Dutsin-ma town hospital.
According to residents, the attack by the bandits was a reprisal over the recent killing of one of their informants in a nearby community called Hakon Kartakawa.
The bandits were also said to have invaded the community on motorcycles and armed with sophisticated weapons.
A resident of the community said: “The bandits stormed Tsatstkiya and killed people to send 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 State Police Command, SP Gambo Isah, confirmed the incident but did not give details.