Suspected bandits attacked Katsira Tsauna village in Sabon Birni local government area of Sokoto state on Saturday, August 14, killing three young men.
Three women were said to have sustained gun shots wounds during the attack which took place around 5:00pm. One of the women was shot in the breast.
According to witness accounts, the attackers came to Katsira village on five motorcycles and started shooting sporadically.
“They killed three young men and injured three ladies who are now in the hospital,” one of the witnesses said.
”If not for the quick response of the Army drafted not too far from the area, the number of the casualty would have been more than this.”
Another account said the bandits had carted away cattle before the arrival of the Army.
The spokesman of the Sokoto Police Command, Muhammadu Sadiq, confirmed the attack but said information at his disposal was very scanty.