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killed 117, injured 37 and displaced 708 – Figure of casualties from Kastina Fulani herdsmen attack

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Gunmen that raided several communities in Katsina State, on
March 11 and 12, had killed 117, injured 37 and displaced 708
persons, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.
The Katsina State Deputy Governor, Alhaji Abdullahi Garba, gave
the figures at the end of his sympathy visit to the affected communities
on Saturday in Katsina.
Garba led a state government committee which visited Faskari Model
Primary School, Faskari town, where displaced victims, comprising
women and children, were settled.
Addressing newsmen during the tour, Garba said from the interim
report obtained, 22 persons were killed at Sabonlayin Galadima and
29 at Maigora.
Others killed included 51 at Marabar Kindo, eight at Yardoka and
seven at Kurar Mota villages.
The deputy governor pleaded with victims and families of the
deceased, to consider the incident as ordained, saying “all livings are
mortals, as every living has to undergone test in life.”
He said government had taken adequate measures to ensure the
protection of lives and property, through joint efforts with neighbouring
Kaduna and Zamfara states.
The deputy governor, who donated money to affected families, lauded
officials of National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA),
Katsina State Rehabilitation and Emergency Relief Agency and
other health workers, for their support to the victims.
NAN recalls that the gang of bandits had raided villages in Faskari
and Sabuwa Local Government of Katsina State, killing people and
burning houses and shops.

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