APC chairman in Katsina killed by bandit district head


According to Vangard News

Police in Katsina have confirmed the killing of the District head of Yantumaki, Alhaji Abu Atiku and APC Chairman, Alhaji Abdulhamid Mamman by armed bandits.

Gambo Isah, SP, the state Police Public Relations Officer stated this on Monday in a statement made available to newsmen in Katsina.


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He said on 31/05/2020 at about 11:55hrs, bandits in their numbers, armed with AK 47 rifles, attacked the residence of the District Head of Yantumaki, Danmusa LGA of katsina state, shot him and his security guard, one Gambo Chakau and escaped into the forest.

He said the victims were taken to Danmusa General Hospital where the former was confirmed dead while the later was admitted and responding to treatment. He however maintained that Investigation is ongoing.


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In a related development, gunmen suspected to be bandits have shot and killed the All Progressive Congress (APC) chairman of Batsari council area of Katsina state, Alhaji Abdulhamid Mamman. Mammam was killed on Sunday afternoon, at about 2:45pm, after the gunmen besieged Sabon Garin Dunburawa village, where he resides.

The source revealed that the Gunmen entered his home with the intention of abducting him and some of his family members, an action which he resisted.


The source added that it was while the deceased was showing resistance that the gunmen shot and killed him. His body, it was learnt, has been deposited at the General Hospital in Batsari, with sources saying he might be buried later on Sunday evening.

The state has seen a recent upsurge in activities of bandits, especially in the eight frontline local councils areas sharing a border with the dreaded Rugu forest. About 8 council areas had in recent months, witnessed activities of gunmen, most of whom are suspected to be bandits.


The bandits’ mode of operation is to kill, maim and abduct hapless residents for ransom, rape women, rustle domestic animals and cause other evil havocs, including setting food stores and villages ablaze.

Some two days ago, bandits had attacked close to four villages in Sabuwa and Faksari council areas, where they reportedly killed over a dozen people. In one of the villages, they raped a woman and poured battery acid on her private part, with the woman said to be battling for her life in the hospital.



    1. My basic social amenities on the beauty of living are communication and educative media such as radio, television, smart phones, computers desktop or laptops, iPads etc are far fetch or unreachable due to ignorance or poverty in those rural communities

    2. Radio, television and handsets or bill boards which I believe in this 21st century should be everywhere but millions of people in the rural communities in the north don’t have it or access to it, how then can there see the beauty of living that will educate on the dangers of evil and the reward of good deeds

    3. As most inhabitants in rural communities in the west, south and east can boost of radio and television or even more in their houses which have educated them and have change their mentality on such acts bcos there seen, tested and testing the beauty of life

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