By Abimbola Ogunnaike
Gunmen have killed at least 22 people at Majifa village in Kankara Local Government Area of Katsina State.
It was gathered that the attack the attack took place after the bandits attended a reception for one of their celebrated friends, Mai Katifar Mutuwa.
The State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) SP Gambo Isah confirmed the incident, saying that the bandits had been facing serious resistance from the members of the vigilante in the area.
Gambo, who said that 15 people were killed, while five others have been hospitalized, said that the police were still compiling casualty figures as of the time of reporting the incident.
But according to the eyewitness, 22 people were killed instantly as a result of the attack, while many women and children were abducted by the bandits.
An eyewitness said the bandits came into the village shooting sporadically, a situation that forced the villagers to be running helter skelter, adding that several other residents were badly wounded and are currently hospitalized.
According to the eyewitness, some members of the bandits were equally killed, but that the police could not give the figure as the bandits evacuated the corpses.