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Terrorists Kill Village Head, Younger Brother In Katsina Village

Some terrorists on Wednesday attacked Batagarawa Community in Katsina State, Northwest Nigeria, killing the village head and his younger brother.

HumAngle was told by locals that the group invaded the community at about 12:30 am today.

Nura Sada, a resident of the community, said that “it was around 8:30 pm when we sighted over 30 people heavily armed coming out from Dajin Yamma forest”.

“We reported them to the police but nothing was done and at about 12:30 am, we heard gunshots everywhere.”

“Later, we found out that they killed our village head Sale Gwammatawa, his younger brother and kidnapped his wife,” he added.

The deceased were buried around 9 am according to Islamic rites, he said.

Another resident who is working with Umaru Musa Yar’adua University who spoke with HumAngle on condition that his name will not be revealed said that “nothing has changed in terms of insecurity here”.

“We are no longer reporting the cases to the security agencies because they are not doing anything.”

“We can’t sleep with our two eyes open, the armed group is becoming more powerful than the government here,” he angrily ended the conversation.

HumAngle reports that Gwammatawa community is very close Umaru Musa Yar’adua University in Batagarawa Local Government Katsina State.

HumAngle was informed that villagers in the neighbouring villages are already relocating from their communities to Katsina township.

This happened just 24 hours after the group attacked Kaigar Mallam community in Danmusa Local Government and abducted the village and kidnapped 16 people.

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