Suspected gunmen have killed twenty persons at three villages in Kankara Local Government Area of Katsina State.

The affected villages Dan Markedly, Dan Sabau and Karya share borders with Zamfara State.

The transition management committee chairman of the council, Anas Isa, who confirmed the incident, said the bandits came and opened fire on the locals before rustling some of their animals.

He described the attacks as regrettable especially during this holy month, adding that security meeting were held to and resolved to meet with the state government to further intimate them on the situation.

The State’s Police Command Spokesman Gambo Isah said the command would investigate the incident.