Gunmen suspected to be bandits have burnt a traveller in his car in the Faskari Local Government Area of Katsina State.
The Deputy Speaker of Katsina State House of Assembly, who represents Faskari constituency, Alhaji Shehu Dalhatu Tafoki, disclosed this on Wednesday
According to Tafoki, the bandits blocked the traveller along Faskari-Gusau Road at Kampanin Mailafiya village where they hacked him to death and burnt him inside his vehicle.
He also narrated how armed bandits attacked Kwakware village where they abducted 17 women, molested others and vandalised valuable property.
The lawmaker added that another seven people were killed in the attack.
“They attacked Kwakware village where they abducted 17 people, mostly women. The following day, they stopped a driver, killed and burnt him in his car,” he said.
“Only yesterday, Tuesday, they killed seven people and abducted five, and the place where the attacks took place was just a short distance from a military checkpoint,” he said.
He lamented that bandits also attacked Kanon Haki village in an operation that lasted over an hour, leaving seven people dead and seven others with various degrees of injury.
He explained that “the seven injured persons are receiving treatment at General Hospital, Faskari”.
“Villages in eastern Faskari are worst hit by this spate of attacks particularly Maigora, Kanon Haki, ‘Yan Nasawara, Nunu and Kwakware.
“A disturbing instance is Nunu village which is quite big, it has up to three polling units, but as I address this honourable House today, that village has been completely deserted, all its erstwhile inhabitants are now IDPs (internally Displaced persons) in Faskari and some major towns in the area
“My prayer to this honourable house is the need to call on security agencies to redouble their efforts at protecting our people against such attacks particularly in the Southern part of the state where several security operations are ongoing,” Tafoki submitted.