Eighteen people were on Wednesday confirmed killed in fresh attacks by bandits on five communities in Faskari Local Government Area of Katsina State.
The attacks were carried out late Tuesday on Kadisau, Kabalawa, Kwakware, Unguwar Wahabi, and Raudama.
Residents said the bandits attacked the communities when preparations were being made to observe the Muslims’ evening prayers.
A resident in the council, Hassan Muhammed, said 30 deaths were recorded in Kadisau; nine in Kabalawa; five in Kwakware; three in Unguwar Wahabi, and one in Raudawa.
Muhammed, who is the Personal Assistant to the National Secretary of Peoples Democratic Party, Senator Umar Tsauri, added that the bandits also rustled some animals.
But when contacted, the spokesman for the Katsina Police Command, Gambo Isah, said 18 people died.