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Terrorists Kill 11, Destroy Properties In Northwest Nigeria

Terrorists operating in Katsina state attacked the Batsari Local Government Area, killing 11 people, injuring 13, and destroying houses and properties.

Terrorists, known locally as ‘bandits,’ have stormed Katoge and Yanturaku areas of Batsari Local Government Area (LGA), killing 11 people and injuring 13 others in a house-to-house raid, according to the Katsina State Police Command in Northwest Nigeria. 

According to a statement issued by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Gambo Isah, on Thursday, Nov. 11, the attack took place on Tuesday night when terrorists stormed the areas armed with sophisticated weapons such as AK-47 rifles. 

The terrorists destroyed houses and properties by setting them on fire and burning them to ashes, according to images that have circulated online. 

Photos: Pictures circulating online

“The Commissioner of Police, Katsina State Command, has deployed a Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of operations, with additional units of PMF personnel to the area to beef up security and restore confidence in the affected communities,” the police spokesperson said. 

Batsari is one of the LGAs in Katsina state that has been subjected to regular terrorist attacks. 

Despite various measures taken by the state government, such as shutting down telecommunications networks and restricting motorcycles, insecurity persists in Katsina state, where 17 of 34 LGAs are insecure.

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Aliyu Dahiru

Aliyu Dahiru is an assistant editor and head of extremism and radicalization desks at HumAngle. He is a fact-checker and has a passion for analyzing jihadism in Africa and telling the stories of those affected by conflict and insecurity. Tweets: @Aliyussufiy

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