Bandits have killed more than 26 people in an attack on three communities in Dan Musa, Faskari and Batsari local government areas of Katsina State.
It was gathered that bandits riding motorcycles carried out the attacks on Tuesday.
According to them, 11 persons were reportedly killed in an attack on Sabon Layin Galadima community of Faskari LGA, while five persons were killed at Mara Zamfarawa village in Dan Musa LGA with many animals rustled.
Similarly, locals revealed that bandits attacked farmers on their farmlands in the afternoon in Yar Gamji village of Batsari LGA, killing 18 people with 10 others missing.
Spokesman of the Katsina Police Command, Gambo Isah, said those killed in Faskari were members of a vigilante group.
the killings led the residents of Batsari, to a protest to the state capital on Tuesday with some of them setting tyres on fire.
The residents stormed the \capital with bodies piled up in vehicles.
As part of the protest, they displayed the bodies to the Emir of Katsina, Abdulmumini Kabir Usman, and Governor Aminu Bello Masari, who assured them that the government will do all it can to end the killings.