No fewer than 41 persons were killed as terrorists attack members of local vigilance groups, popularly known as “Yansakai” in Yargoje forest on Thursday.
The Command’s Public Relations Officer, SP Gambo Isah, confirmed this in a statement made available to journalists on Friday in Katsina State.
The statement read: “On Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2023, at about 22:00 hours, terrorists in their numbers, shooting sporadically with AK 47 rifles, attacked the house of one Alhaji Muntari at Unguwar Audu Gare, Kandarawa, Bakori Local Government, and rustled 50 cows and 30 sheep.
“Subsequently, on Feb. 2, at about 10:00 hours, Yansakai groups from 11 villages in Bakori local government regrouped and went after the terrorists with a view to recover the rustled animals.
“They traced the footpaths of the hoodlums to a location at Yargoje forest, unfortunately, the terrorists planned and launched a coordinated ambush on the Yansakai.
The hoodlums shot and killed 41 Yansakai and wounded two others,” he said.