By Sabiu Abdullahi
Armed bandits on Sunday attacked a religious gathering in Kusa Town, Musawa Local Government Area of Katsina State.
The attackers, armed with AK-47 rifles, stormed the Maulud procession, firing indiscriminately at attendees.
The Katsina State Police Command confirmed that seven people lost their lives and 16 others sustained gunshot injuries during the attack.
A swift response from law enforcement agents led to the repelling of the attackers.
In the wake of the assault, injured victims were rushed to nearby hospitals for medical treatment.
Katsina State Governor, Dikko Radda, visited the affected community to express his condolences and assure residents of the government’s commitment to restoring peace.
The governor’s visit was met with gratitude by the villagers, who appreciated his support during this difficult time.
As investigations continue, the community mourns the loss of their loved ones, noting the need for increased security measures to prevent future tragedies.