15 people were reportedly killed yesterday, in Yar Gamji village of Batsari Local Government Area, Katsina State, when armed bandits struck.
It would be recalled that there is an ongoing security operation by the Nigerian Army to root out bandits in the state.
According to the SP Gambo Isah, Katsina Police Command spokesman, SP Gambo Isah, who confirmed the attack, the bandits, numbering over 200 and riding on motorcycles, attacked the village around 10:00 am.
He also said the bandits started shooting sporadically on entering the village, killing 15 people and injuring several others.
According to him, the security agencies operating in that area mobilised and chased away the bandits before they could do more damage.