One dead, scores injured as gunmen invade Katsina

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Gunmen have killed at least one person and injured several others in Kasada Local Government Area of Katsina State.

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Eyewitnesses told newsmen that the armed bandits numbering about 12 invaded the town on motorcycles at about 3 a.m. on Wednesday.

The witnesses who craved for anonymity, said the hoodlums searched many houses in Makera, Marina, Yara-gabas, Yara-arewa and Kofar-fada areas of the city.

They said the bandits blocked roads linking to those areas and shot sporadically to pave way for their operation.

According to them, the armed men killed the Deputy Imam of Kasada, Malam Badamasi Abdullahi, injured several others and carted away undisclosed sums of money from the residents.

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The Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Salisu Agaisa, confirmed the incident.

Agaisa said that the police had arrested one person in connection with the incident, and had intensified investigations to arrest the rest of the culprits.

He urged the public to assist the police by exposing hideouts and activities of criminals in the state.

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