Four Killed As Bandits Raid Katsina Villages
At least four people have been killed, while some persons sustained injuries in an attack on Dugara, Daurawa and Gidan Gadi villages, all in Matazu local Government of Katsina state.
The incident occurred at about 10pm on Friday, according to residents.
Usman Ibrahim, a resident of Yarkirya village, said the bandits invaded the villages with dangerous weapons and destroyed several houses during the attacks.
When contacted, Police Public Relations Officer officer in Katsina, said they were not aware of the attack.
He said this could be as a result of the lack of telecommunication network in the area where the incident happened.
Isah assured to brief the public on the truth or otherwise of the attacks as soon as he confirms.
Katsina is one of the states affected by banditry, forcing thousands of people to flee their villages.
On Monday, bandits abducted the village head of Fankama, Ahmed Saidu, his wife, and many other villagers.
Source – Daily Trust
Youths Kill Man Found With ‘Mkpuru Mmiri’
An angry mob has reportedly beaten a 27-year-old man identified as Darlington Ugboaja after a local drug, Methamphetamine, popularly known as Mkpuru mmiri, was found on him.
The man was beaten to death at Anara market in Imo state, causing panic and pushing traders into locking their stores out of fear of a reprisal attack from the victim’s kinsmen.
A source told Punch;
”They saw him coming out from a bunk were drugs are sold. They suspected he had Mkpurummiri in his possession. They quickly searched him and found the substance. They immediately tired his hands on an electric pole and started beating him.
“He lost consciousness and he was rushed to Anara Health Centre but unfortunately there was no doctor on duty. They rushed him to another hospital at Umunachi where he was pronounced dead ”
A kinsman of the deceased, Kingsley Onyewuenyi told the publication that Ezihe community was saddened by the death of Ugboaja.
Source – Linda Ikeji