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Katsina massacre: Tinubu orders security agencies to go after assailants
By: Abara Blessing Oluchi
Tue, 11 Jun 2024   ||   Nigeria,

President Bola Tinubu on Tuesday ordered security agencies to go after terrorists who killed about 26 villagers in Katsina State on Sunday.

Terrorists had raided Dutsin-Ma and Kankara Local Government Areas of Katsina State and reportedly killed 26 people.

The attack occurred on Sunday, June 10 at about 3:00pm in Gidan Boka village.

The police had said bandits, armed with dangerous weapons, attacked Gidan Boka village, killing 20 villagers and injuring two others.

The bandits reportedly killed five more people while escaping through Dan Nakwabo village.

But reacting in a statement issued by his spokesman on Tuesday, Tinubu strongly condemned the recent spate of attacks against citizens in Dutsin-Ma and Kankara Local Government Areas of Katsina State.

While describing the latest attacks as grisly and sinister, the President emphasized that more would be done to secure citizens and completely degrade terrorists and other harbingers of death and sorrow in any part of the country.

Tinubu directed security agencies to go after the assailants and ensure that they were brought to justice.

The President condoled with the families of the deceased, as well as the government and people of Katsina State, and prayed for the repose of the souls of the departed.





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