President Muhammadu Buhari has summoned Governor Aminu Masari to an urgent meeting following attacks by bandits which left several people dead in Dan Musa, Faskari and Batsari local government area of the state.
The disclosure was made on Wednesday, May 22, by the senior special assistant to the president on media and publicity, Garba Shehu.
According to Shehu, President Buhari and Governor Masari started the meeting at 9:30pm on Wednesday, May 22.
Below is Shehu’s tweets:
It was previously reported that the police in Katsina State confirmed that five persons who were members of the local vigilante were killed by bandits in Faskari local government area on Tuesday, May 21.
The Police public relations officer, SP Gambo Isa made the disclosure in a statement in Katsina.
He said that the killings occurred at Sabon-layi village of the local government area when members of vigilante group popularly called “Yan sakai” entered into a forest and engaged the bandits in a fight.
According to him, the bandits killed the vigilante members during the exchange of fire.
He said that the police search team led by the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) in the area evacuated the corpses and discovered a bandits camp inside the forest that was abandoned by the criminals.