AS the nation mourns the killing of rice farmers in Zabarmari in Borno State, unknown gunmen on Tuesday, December 1, attacked and killed some villagers at Gidan Namune in Katsina State. The gunmen also attacked St. Joseph’s Parish Layin Minista, in the community.
According to eyewitnesses, the gunmen first attacked two villages – Gidan Boka and Gidan Tanki, killing two people and shot one that is currently receiving medical attention in a hospital. They also rustled cattle and kidnapped about 15 persons.
It was after the bandits left the scene and passing through Namune village that they invaded Gidan Namune and shot one Mathew Mamman, who was lying down on his sick bed and couldn’t run. The eyewitness said: After killing him, the criminals went from house-to-house and looted every valuable on sight. This is the third time this community is suffering attacks from the bandits.
“The first time was in October this year. They attacked us and took away six youths from the community and until ransom was paid before the victims were freed. The second was just a week ago when the community was invaded and cattle were rustled and this last one. All this is happening without the presence of security personnel and no word from the government.
“Late Mr. Mathew Mamman has been buried in his community according to our Christian Catholic burial rite. It appears that the people are left to their fate. It is so unfortunate with what is happening in these areas of Kankara and Malumfashi LGAs. The number one responsibility of government is to provide security for life and property of its citizens. This we haven’t seen as people are being killed and kidnapping and paying of ransom has become the order of the day in our rural communities. This is shameful, insulting and very annoying,” he said.
– Dec. 5, 2020 @ 12:47 |GMT |