Hundreds of residents from Kankara and Danmusa Local Government Areas have escorted the corpses of eleven people killed by armed bandits to the Emir of Katsina.

Katsina Post however learned that Fifteen persons were killed on Wednesday night when armed bandits attacked four villages in Kankara and Danmusa local government areas of Katsina state.

Locals said the bandits first attacked Unuwar Nagwande at about 4:30pm where they killed 4 persons before moving to Unguwar Rabo killing 9 and later attacked Gidan Daji killing 2 persons.

The villages are located within Kankara local government area.

Our reporter gathered that the bandits moved to Maidabino village in Danmusa local government at about 5:10pm, opening fire on residents attending the town’s market day.

Many people were feared maimed and injured, our reporter learnt.

Katsina Post also gathered that the locals who escorted the dead bodies to Katsina took them to the General Hospital, Katsina were they deposited them into mortuary for final preparation before they took them to the Emir’s palace for funeral prayers.

Confirming the incident, the spokesman of the state police command, SP Gambo Isah, said only eleven persons were killed in Kankara local government, adding that two were shot at Maidabino.