Some Bandits on Thursday murdered six people and injured two pregnant mothers in Kanawa and Kanga villages in Danmusa Local Government Area of Katsina State.
Police spokesman Gambo Isa said the bandits also when ahead amidst the chaos and killed a police officer.
Gambo when he was addressing the newsmen said that: “The bandits, numbering about 100, attacked the two villages around 2 a.m, killing six people and injuring about five others, this has been going on for a very long time and has led to the current state of violence im the north, some many northern has been rendering homeless and are not roaming the street of Nigeria without a job or a house to live in, some were rendered families and friends less, they have been protesting in some north state and arrest have been made, As we were reaching out for support from our base in Maidabino, they ambushed our team, killed one security personnel. We have redeployed more men in the neighbourhood.
The two pregnant mothers, who sustained bullet wounds, have been acknowledged at a general hospital. Also on Thursday, the Katsina State Police Command said it rescued two kidnap victims, comprising a village head and regained 18 crinkled cattle.
The recently freed village chief, Alhaji Magaji Ibrahim, aged 72, hails from Barkiya village in Kurfi LGA.
In Niger State, four people were murdered in three neighbourhoods in Manta District of Shiroro Local Government Area. The raiders, who rode on motorcycles and shot sporadically, reportedly fumed Sunko, Gavya and Marafa villages in the evening.
Niger State Police Commissioner Adamu Usman exhorted the inhabitants to give safety agencies information to tackle banditry. He declared this while lecturing officers and vigilance groups deployed to fight bandits at Mariga town and vicinity.
Also, the military on Thursday reassured Nigerians of its commitment to end all forms of corruption and criminality in the country. There have been issues with the Nigerian military for quite a long time, last week a Nigerian soldier was arrested for speaking against his boss, Burutai saying they are not taken seriously and protected and have low weapons to fight back the insurgents
Defence Media Operations Coordinator, Maj.-Gen. John Enenche, who lectured defence reporters in Abuja, said: “The Armed Forces, in concert with other security agencies, desire to assure the multitude of our determination to stamp out all forms of criminality across the country in agreement with the charges of the Commander-in-Chief.
“Troops deployed for numerous systems across the nation will remain serious and resolute in accomplishing the functional mandate, which is to decisively curtail the recreations of criminals in any part of the nation.
“The military high command empathises with all those who have been implicated by the actions of terrorists, armed bandits and other fugitives in one way or another.”
Nigerians have called out President Muhammad Buhari to help get back to protect the people who voted him into the president position and stop the recent killing and kidnapping happening in Kano, Kastina and Kaduna and other parts