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Tinubu reacts 48 hours after 26 killed in Katsina attacks

President Bola Tinubu has strongly condemned the Sunday attacks against citizens in Dutsin-Ma and Kankara Local Government Areas of Katsina State.

The Police command in Katsina says bandits killed about 20 people in the Gidan Bofa and Dan Nakwabo communities in Kankara LGA of Katsina state.

The bandits were said to have attacked the two villages on Sunday afternoon.

The assailants killed 15 people in Gidan Boka village and another five in the Dan Nakwabo community.

In a statement issued on Monday, Abubakar Sadiq, Police spokesperson in Katsina, said the bandits also killed four officers — three inspectors and one corporal—as well as two members of the Katsina State Community Watch Corps (KSCWC) in an ambush.

“On the same date, at about 15:00 hrs, a distress call was received at the Kankara Divisional Headquarters that armed bandits in their numbers riding on motorcycles armed with dangerous weapons, shooting sporadically, attacked Gidan Baki village in the same Kankara LGA, killing unsuspecting villagers,” the statement reads.

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Nearly 48 hours later, Special Adviser to the President, Media and Publicity, Ajuri Ngelale, said in a statement on Tuesday that the President described the latest attacks as grisly and sinister.

He said the President emphasised that more would be done to secure citizens and completely degrade terrorists and other harbingers of death and sorrow in any part of the country.

“President Tinubu directs security agencies to go after the assailants and ensure that they are brought to justice.

“The President condoles with the families of the deceased, as well as the Government and people of Katsina State, and prays for the repose of the souls of the departed,” said the statement. (NAN)

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