Bandits attack: Kastina villagers recounts bitter experience
The community witnessed incessant attacks from the armed bandits ravaging the State. Katsina State as a whole has experienced a series of attacks in recent times with bandits killing over 300 persons this year.
According to reports, in this latest attack, the armed bandits numbering about 200 on motorcycles stormed the community in the night of Tuesday, 9th June 2020 and carried out the attack till early Wednesday morning without any resistance from security agencies.
At the end of the onslaught, no fewer than forty persons have been killed in this fresh attack with many injured and property worth thousands of Naira destroyed.
The federal government and state government seem to have failed to find a solution to these attacks. The security agencies are apparently overwhelmed and poorly equipped to combat the menace of the armed banditry and Boko haram attacks.
While narrating her experience, one of the survivals of this deadly attack, Oluwatosin Aminat Ayeni, a single mother of two boys said it was by the grace of God she and her family survived the attack as the bandits set ablaze the building she was staying with her children.
She called on the government to urgently find a solution to the perennial problem of armed banditry and Boko haram as they are now staying in perpetual fear of losing their lives
Another, survival, Adamu Umaru said he lost 2 members of his family in the attack, said further, that this latest attack has done irreparable damage to his family.
The community has since buried their dead while the injured are recuperating in the hospitals.
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