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Terrorists killed six, carried out three attacks in Katsina – Vigilante boss



Katsina State Vigilante Commander, Salisu Rabo, said terrorists carried out three separate attacks on Tuesday within the Dutsinma Local Government Area axis, and that six people lost their lives while several others sustained injuries.

Rabo, who stated this while speaking with newsmen Wednesday, said the first attack which occurred in Zakka forest, Safana council area, led to the death of three police officers, including an Assistant Commissioner of Police, Aminu Umar.

He said the second was the attack on President Muhammadu Buhari’s advance team’s convoy on the Dutsinma-Yantumaki road, in which two persons were injured.

Rabo said a third attack took place at Kwanar Dutse village, Dutsinma, where the terrorists ransacked the entire community, killed three vigilante members and injured several people.

He also said that three of his members were injured during the attack and are currently receiving treatment in the hospital.

“There were three incidents: those that attacked the Area Commander at Zakka forest. Two other police officers were killed along with the Area Commander,” Rabo said.

“Those that attacked the (presidential) convoy at Dutsinma -Yantumaki road at a place near where people sell fish.

“Another group that came on 300 motorcycles invaded Kwanar Dutse village and carted away unspecified number of animals, after killing about three of our members and injuring many victims.

“Several of the terrorists were also killed during the attack. We eliminated many, but they used to carry the bodies on their motorcycles into the bush.”

He identified the vigilante members who were killed to include Nura Maaruf, Yashi and Dan Bauchi, while those that were injured as Maiunguwa, Abdulaziz, and a yet-to-be-identified victim.

Meanwhile, the Coalition of Civil Society Organizations (CSO) in the state have called on the Federal Government to justify the money spent on security by ensuring safety of lives and property in the country.

The Coalition made the call in a statement while reacting to the killing of the Dutsinma Area Commander, ACP Aminu Umar by terrorists on Tuesday.

The statement issued by its state chairman, Abdulrahman Abdullahi, lamented the death of the Police Area Commander, insisting that the incident spoke volume of inadequacies in Nigeria’s security system.