Despite the ongoing military operations to tackle bandits operating in the state,
armed Bandits numbering over 200 riding on motorcycles attacked Yar Gamji village of Batsari Local Government Area around 10:00 am.
Katsina Police Command spokesman, SP Gambo Isah, who confirmed the attack, said the bandits on arriving the village started shooting sporadically, killing 15 people and injuring several others.
It would be recalled that there is an ongoing security operation by the Nigerian Army to root out bandits in the state.
It was reported that the Nigerian Army is in Katsina to celebrate the Army Special Day in Faskari LGA with the intent to scare away bandits terrorising the state.