The Katsina State Police Command has confirmed the killing of seven persons, including a police Inspector during an attack by bandits on Zandam Village, Jibia Local Government Area of the state on Monday evening.
The police further stated that three residents of the village and three bandits were killed.
The spokesman for the Katsina police command, Gambo Isah, who confirmed the incident on Tuesday, said five residents sustained injuries.
Isah said in a statement on Tuesday: “On 31/5/2021 at about 17:00hrs, Bandits in large number, armed with sophisticated weapons, on motorcycles invaded Zandam village, Jibia LGA of the state.
“The Bandits had a fierce gun battle with the mobile policemen deployed to the village. At the scene, it was discovered that three residents (all males) were shot and killed by the hoodlums while five others sustained injuries. The team succeeded and gunned down three of the armed bandits. One Inspector of police gallantly lost his life during the encounter. An uncompleted clinic block was set ablaze by the hoodlums.
“Police reinforcement was deployed to the area and injured persons were given first Aid and moved to the General Hospital. Investigation in progress with a view to tracking down the fleeing hoodlums.”