Gunmen Saturday evening, struck the village of Duba in Batsari council area of Katsina, killing 12 people and injuring many more.
A resident of Batsari who pleaded for anonymity told newsmen that the village, a few kilometres from Batsari town, came under heavy bandit attack with many women being raped and hundreds of livestock rustled.
“The attackers came in their numbers in the evening and committed their atrocities undeterred. As we speak with you, 12 people are confirmed dead and we are still searching the nearby bush for possible additional corpses.
“The attackers are terrorizing this area recently, attacking villages and killing people almost on daily basis and they are doing so without any hindrance,” the source has said.