At least 18 people have been killed including a 12 years old boy after armed bandits stormed a village in Matazu Local Government Area of Katsina State.
The Gunmen also kidnapped the APC Chairman Yusha’u Dissi before going ahead to kill 15 farmers, working on their farms in the village.
Reports also indicate that Dissi was kidnapped alongside a woman whose identity is yet to be verified as at the time of this report.
An eyewitness said the Gunmen came in around 10am, and attacked the farmers on their farms, they then rustled their cattles and stole food items before escaping through the bushes.
The victims have been buried in a mass grave according to islamic rites and the Governor has called on the FG for assistance to aid the fight against banditry in the state.