Terrorists Storm Buhari’s Home State, Kill Several Villagers


The Katsina police command has confirmed the tragic loss of 11 lives in the onslaught by terrorists across three villages in Bakori LGA, Buhari’s home.

The occurrence adds to the distressing pattern of banditry in Katsina, the home state of former President Muhammadu Buhari, compelling numerous residents to abandon their homes.

Abubakar Sadiq-Aliyu, the spokesperson, conveyed this somber news in a statement released on Sunday.

“We are aware of a misleading report making the rounds, especially on Facebook, that bandits attacked three villages in Bakori and killed 40 people. The command wishes to categorically debunk this claim as misleading and set the record straight,” the police statement said.

It added, “On May 25, 2024, bandits launched an attack on Unguwar Lamido village in Bakori where they shot and killed 11 people. The Divisional Police Officer in Bakori, on receiving the information, quickly mobilised operatives and rushed to the scene where they successfully restored normalcy and prevented further losses.”

The command emphasized the importance of ignoring misinformation, cautioned against spreading unverified news, and recommended verifying information via official sources before dissemination. It underscored the potential for false information to sow panic, fear, and unwarranted tension.

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“The commissioner has also ordered a thorough investigation into the incident and deployed additional personnel to ensure the arrest of the perpetrators. The commissioner has also urged anyone with useful information that will assist the investigation to come forward and assist in bringing the perpetrators to justice.

“The investigation is ongoing; the command is working closely with relevant stakeholders and members of the community to identify and apprehend those responsible for the attack,” the police command said.


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