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Terrorists Kill Village Chief in Katsina

Terrorists stormed Yantumaki, Danmusa in Katsina State, about midnight on Sunday and killed the local chief, Alhaji Abubakar Atiku, the police and community members said.

Witnesses said the attackers shot randomly and minutes later, the chief was found dead.

A resident, Sani Abdullahi, said, “I heard more than eight shots in the night around 12 a.m, minutes later we heard it was our chief that was killed.”

Another resident, who was a neighbour of the chief’s, told HumAngle anonymously that the impact of the attack was due to the new tactic of the criminals.

He said, the terrorists “came in around 12 a.m and broke the door leading to the house.

“Just this morning, we heard that before coming here, they killed two other persons on their way here.”

The Police Public Relations Officer, Gambo Shehu, confirmed the incident, saying that the criminals escaped into the forest.

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