A report by Daily Trust indicates that many people have been killed as gunmen attacked two villages in Batsari local government area of Katsina state.
According to the report, the gunmen stormed Dankar and Tsauwa areas at night on Friday, February 14, shooting sporadically and setting ablaze houses and vehicles.
One of the villages is said to have been set ablaze by the armed bandits
The villagers have reportedly fled to neighbouring local governments of Batagarawa and Katsina for refuge.
The spokesman of the police command, SP Gambo Isah promised to provide detail of the attack as soon as possible.
Katsina has been free from bandits attack in recent times after Governor Aminu Bello Masari granted amnesty to the gunmen last year and paid them some sort of compensation.
Their return is seen as as a major security risk to Katsina people who have been relieved that no attack has taken place in the last few months.
In the past few months, the bandits have been running rampage in Kaduna and Niger states, invading communities, kidnapping locals and raping women.
The Nigeria Police Force has been doing its best to contain the murderous activities of the bandits, especially in Kaduna state in recent times.
On Wednesday, February, the police announced the death of notorious bandits’ commanders in Kaduna state – Haruna Basullube and Bashir Leta.
The criminals met their waterloo when the police stormed Kurudu forest in Birnn Gwari Kaduna state and dislodged the bandits on Wednesday, February 6.
Days later, the police announced the arrest of the armed bandits responsible for the attack on the Emir of Potiskum, Alhaji Umaru Bubaram Ibn Wuriwa Bauya, along Kaduna-Zaria road on Tuesday, January 14.
The bandits are members of the dread Ansaru Terror Group unleashing large scale violence on Kaduna communities.