Gunmen suspected to be bandits have shot and killed the All Progressive Congress (APC) chairman of Batsari council area of Katsina state, Alhaji Abdulhamid Mamman.
Mammam was killed on Sunday afternoon, at about 2:45pm, after the gunmen besieged Sabon Garin Dunburawa village, where he resides.
A source revealed that, the Gunmen entered his home with the intention of abducting him and some of his family members, an action which he resisted.
The source added that, it was while the deceased was showing resistance that the gunmen shot and killed him.
His body, it was learnt, has been deposited at the General Hospital in Batsari.
The state has seen recent upsurge in activities of bandits, especially in councils areas sharing border with the dreaded Rugu forest.
About 14 council areas had in recent months, witnessed activities of gunmen, most of whom are suspected to be bandits.
The bandits’ mode of operation is to kill, maim and abduct hapless residents for ransom, rape women, rustle domestic animals and cause other evil havocks, including setting food stores and villages ablaze.
Some two days ago, bandits had attacked about four villages in Sabuwa and Faksari council areas, where they reportedly killed over a dozen people.
In one of the villages, they raped a woman and poured battery acid on her private part, with the woman said to battling for her life in the hospital.
In a related development, the Police in Katsina has confirmed the killing of the district head of Yantumaki, Alhaji Abubakar Atiku by armed bandits.
Gambo Isah, SP, the State Command’s Public Relations Officer stated this in a release made available to newsmen in Katsina on Monday.
According to him, on 31/05/2020 at about 11:55hrs, bandits in their numbers, armed with AK 47 rifles, attacked the residence of the District Head of Yantumaki, Danmusa LGA of katsina state, shot him and his security guard, one Gambo Chakau and escaped into the forest.
He said the victims where taken to Danmusa General Hospital where the former was confirmed dead while the later was admitted and responding to treatment. He, however, maintained that Investigation is on going.