About 300 gunmen with the intention of revenge attacked a northwestern Nigerian Village, killing 10 people. Police said the gunmen set fire to cars and they stole the cattle too. Regional police spokesman Gambo Isa said in a statement that on Saturday, the attackers attacked Kirtwa village of Katsina state and started firing on villagers. They stole their cows too. He said, in the incident 10 people died and five were injured. He said that the attackers set fire to five cars and four motorcycles and stole several cows and took them along.
Police said the gunmen opened fire on security forces as they arrived on the scene, shooting out the tyres of an armoured vehicle and wounding a soldier and a paramilitary officer, before fleeing.
Katsina state has seen a surge in attacks by kidnapping and cattle rustling gangs, prompting villagers to form vigilantes groups to defend themselves. Last week, gunmen killed six people when they raided three villages in Katsina's Kankara district.