At least 20 Muslim faithful celebrating Maulud in Kusa, a community in Musawa Local Government Area of Katsina State have been killed by yet-to-be-identified gunmen.
It was gathered that the incident, which plunged the village into chaos and sorrow, happened late Sunday around 11:05 p.m.
The assailants, according to a source, came in their numbers and targeted the unsuspecting residents of the village.
A vigilante member who confirmed the brutal assault said, “The bandits surrounded the venue of the Maulud celebration and fired gunshot at the participant, injuring many and took several captives to an unknown location. Before the security forces could respond to the distress call, the assailants had disappeared into their hideouts. After the attack, we found 20 corpses inside the village.”
Confirming the report, the Police Publuc Relations Officer in Katsina, ASP Abubakar Sadiq Aliyu, said, “Yes, there was an attack in Musawa LGA arou p.m. 11pm while people were having Maulud procession. Bandits attacked shot and injured 18 people. They were evacuated to the hospital for treatment. Laofn, two among them died. Further investigation is ongoing for possible arrest and to bring the perpetrators of these acts to justice.”