Suspected gunmen were have killed ten persons and injured many others at Yar Centre, Sherere village in Kankara Local Government Area of Katsina State.

Eyewitnesses said the gunmen arrived the village on motorcycles and opened fire on the residents before setting ablaze shops and vehicles.

A community leader Dikko Sherere said they are scared to go out and hold the burial rites of the deceased for fear of the bandits.

He said two women were abducted during the attack.

Also the state’s police spokesman Gambo Isah who confirmed the incident said nine persons were killed and their corpses evacuated by a combined effort of the police and community members.

He added that men of operation Puff Adder had been deployed in the area to restore sanity, trace and apprehend the perpetrators.