Conflicting reports have emerged after armed men believed to be bandits attacked some comminates in Kankara town in Katsina State.
Kwanar Ali Akwati, Yar Goje, and Danmarke, were among the communities said to have been attacked by the gunmen who struck on Tuesday evening.
They were said to have invaded the communities in Kankara Local Government Area (LGA) of Katsina in large numbers and fired gunshots sporadically to cause panic among the residents.
Although the police authorities in the state confirmed the incident, they insisted that no life was lost while residents said two persons were killed.
The police spokesman in Katsina, Gambo Isah, in a statement on Wednesday, described the report that two locals were killed as untrue.
“Bandits came out in numbers at Sheme cattle route where we placed our men to block the terrorists (bandits) from passing there with their rustled domestic animals,” he said.
“The action did not go well with the hoodlums, and they decided to engage our men in gun battle. But they were successfully repelled with reinforcement from nearby police outfits. Many terrorists escaped with gunshot wounds. No loss of life.”