Armed bandits attacked Kirtawa village in Safana Local Government Area of Katsina State, killing ten people with five others injured.

The state’s police Spokesman, Gambo Isah who confirmed the incident said five motor vehicles and four motorcycles were set ablaze with a number of cattle rustled.

Isah said the bandits in their hundreds on motorcycles, armed with dangerous weapons, invaded and attacked the village and later laid ambush on security personnel who were called upon by the locals.

According to the spokesman, teams of Operations Puff Adder and Sharan-Daji moved to the area and engaged the hoodlums in a gun duel.

He added that joint security forces have been deployed to the area to arrest the situation, pursue and arrest the fleeing hoodlums, assuring that government and security forces were working towards ending banditry in the state.  Mv�