Alh. Yaro Lawal, Director of Education and Social Service at Danmusa Local Government Service Commission has been killed by bandits in his home in Danmusa area of Katsina State.
The bandits on Wednesday evening stormed Alh. Yaro Lawal’s house when he and others were breaking the Muslim Ramadan fast and they made attempt to go with him on their motorcycle, he refused to go with him and they shot him.
Narrating the incident, an eyewitness has this to say “At about 7:30 pm, the bandits met him alongside a few people in the frontage of his house which is a stone throw from the Police Station. They ordered him to climb one of the motorcycles and follow them which he refused.
“The bandits shot Alhaji severally. He was rushed to the hospital but died on the way,” the source said.
The bandits also reportedly killed three persons in the Kankara area of the state while the residents and vigilantes in a reprisal attack killed 30 bandits on Monday. As they fled, the villagers put calls to surrounding villages who laid ambush and killed over 30 of the bandits.
The source said, “The bandits came to Majifa village where they killed three persons. However, the villagers decided to put calls through to their neighbouring villages who gathered and lay ambush on the bandits in Kokarawa village. And in the process, they killed over 30 bandits,” he said. However, the phone number of the Spokesperson, Katsina State Police Command, SP Gambo Isah rang but he didn’t pick neither did he returned the call.