By Babajide Okeowo
At least 13 residents were killed by terrorists on Tuesday morning during an attack on three communities of Dukawa village in Bakori and Funtua Local Government Areas of Katsina State.
During the attack, the village head, Alhaji Umar was also abducted.
A resident in one of the communities told The Nation that the terrorists began their operation on Monday night at Dukawa village in Bakori LGA, moving from house to house and looting shops moving to Gidan Kanawa where they reportedly killed three residents.
They later attacked two other communities in Funtua Local Government Area where they murdered 10 residents and abducted the village head, Alhaji Umar.
It was learnt the terrorists also looted shops and houses in the three communities and stole personal effects and money.
Eldest son of the village head, Abdullahi Umar, said: “When they came, they started shooting sporadically to scare people away. I was in my room because it was after 1am.
‘’As I tried breaking, I met my father, also coming out, going towards the village centre where the shooting was coming from.
“The bandits returned with him into the house and looted the house before they left with him and others.”
The slain victims were buried on Tuesday afternoon.
Katsina spokesman SP Gambo Isah confirmed the incident, adding that details will be provided later.
He said: “It is true, and security operatives are on top of the situation”.