A second attack on Tsauwa village by gunmen on motorbikes in Katsina’s Batsari council area left 19 people dead and others missing on Monday night.
Sources in the village said the attackers struck shortly after 5:45pm.
Nineteen people were killed when the gunmen dispersed the villagers and chased them on motorbikes.
As well as burning down many houses in the village, the attackers took many cattle and small ruminants with them.
The villager said they informed security operatives of the attack, but there was no response.
According to the source, the men left their village and went to Yar Lumo village to celebrate their victory in Tsauwa by playing music and firing guns.
“Nineteen people have been confirmed dead and several others are still missing. There is no guarantee whether they are alive or dead.”
However, one of the gunmen in possession of the phone answered a call from a resident to his brother.
“You have killed two of us, and we have killed multiples of what you have done to us,” he said.
Some of names of 19 people killed include a deputy imam, Mallam Bala (Rabe), Abdulmudallib, Sani Lawal (Atti), Suleiman Ashiru, Ashiru Lawal, Mannir Sanusi, Husamatu Kabir, Mansir Ayyau, and Shafiu Ayyau.
Others are Alhaji Salisu, Abdulaziz Iliya, Umar Dan Shehu, Tukur Wada, Abubakar Mande, Malam Bawo, Abubakar Abdulmalik, Iliya Abdulmummuni, and Tukur Haruna all residents of the village, buried Tuesday according to Islamic rites.
Tsauwa was attacked by bandits on February 17, 2020. This is the latest attack.
In that attack, 21 people were killed.
The police have confirmed 18 deaths, one critically injured, and another missing.
Upon being contacted, the police spokesman in Katsina, SP Gambo Isah, said that Commissioner of Police Sanusi Buba, who visited the village, instructed DC Operations and DC CID to ensure that the attackers were apprehended and charged.