According to the Katsina State Governor, Aminu Masari, two visiting Fulani miniseries were killed by residents of Batsari local government area prompting reprisal attacks that led to the slaughtering of over 30 persons in the state.
The Governor who stated this during the disbursement of empowerment packages by Senator representing Katsina South in the Senate, Alhaji Bello Mandiya at Malumfashi warned the residents at the grassroots against attacking visiting Fulani herdsmen to avert further attack and reprisal attacks.
Masari condemned the attacks which he described as devastating in the last seven months which he said has thrown the state into mourning.
Daily Mail reports that bandits struck on Friday night killing 30 persons in two villages of Tsauwa and Dankar villages in Batsari Local Government Area of Katsina State.
No arrest has been made so far.
As uneasy calm pervades the land, President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday warned communities attacked by the bandits not to retaliate.