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Katsina residents livid over bandit attacks amid COVID-19 crisis

Katsina residents have taken to social media to lament over the incessant killings, bandit attacks, kidnappings and other criminal activities perpetrated by armed bandits amid this ravaging COVID-19 pandemic in the state.

The residents while using the hashtag; #PrayForKatsina, called on President Muhammadu Buhari, the state Governor; Aminu Bello Masari and security agencies, to come to their aid over the rising spate of insecurity in major communities across the state even amid the coronavirus scare in the country.

The Nation reports that in the past few weeks, the state has recorded casualties owing to the persistent armed bandit attacks across some communities in Katsina.

While the Katsina state Governor, Aminu Masari has expressed sadness over the incessant killings, he stressed that many residents are not scared because of the coronavirus outbreak but due to the incessant bandit attacks in the state. According to the NCDC’s latest statistics, Katsina has recorded a total of 224 COVID-19 confirmed cases.

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