No fewer than six traders lost their lives on Friday when their convoy of vehicles ran into bandits in Danmusa Local Government Area of Katsina State.
It was further learnt that the convoy of vehicles carrying the traders ran into the bandits shortly before Yantumaki.
Residents added that the bandits suddenly appeared from a forest and started firing at the vehicles.
“The bandits were just shooting at the convoy of the vehicles. By the time, the security operatives including the troops and the police moved to the scene, six traders had been killed.
“We are yet to know whether the bandits abducted any of the traders.”
“The incident occurred but I don’t have details yet, you can call me back later for details,” he said.
PUNCH Online reported that the state is one of the affected northern states with a history of gunmen attacks and citizen protesting attacks.
In October 2023, in the same Danmusa LGA, five persons were killed five, while no fewer than 12 others were left injured.