No fewer than four people have been killed at Tsayu village in Jibiya Local Government Area of Katsina State.
The spokesman for Katsina police command, ASP Anaz Gezawa, while confirming the incident on Monday, said the incident took place on Sunday evening.
It was gathered that the bandits attacked the village around 5:30 p.m. on Sunday and rustled four cows.
The villagers reportedly mobilized and went after the bandits to the forest with a hope to recover the rustled cows.
Unfortunately for them, the bandits allegedly launched an attack on them and killed four persons.
The PPRO in a statement confirming the incident, said, “DPO Jibiya indicated that on 18/08/19 at about 1530hours, a group of armed bandits invaded Tsayu Village of Jibiya LGA and carted away four (4) cows.
“The villagers mobilized and followed the bandits into the forest, ostensibly to recover the cows.
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“The bandits killed four (4) of the villagers and escaped into the thick hilly mountainous forest.
“The command wishes to advise the people to always implore the measures of synergy and cooperation with security agencies in dealing with the menace of cattle rustlers, kidnapping, armed banditry, armed robbery and all forms of criminals and criminalities in our society.”