Nine traders were reportedly killed by suspected bandits on Sunday along Jibia/Batsari Road on Katsina State.
According to The PUNCH, residents reported that the traders were returning to their community from a local market in Jibia when they ran into the gunmen around 6pm.
A resident who spoke on condition of anonymity said, “The traders left the market early enough after their trading on Sunday only for them to run into the gunmen between 5pm and 6pm along Jibia/ Batsari Road.”
Residenta said the gunmen shot into the two vehicles conveying the traders, killing one of the drivers and the traders on the spot.
The gunmen also reportedly burnt down the two vehicles the traders were travelling in.
Residents further disclosed that sympathisers later deposited the corpses of the victims at the Jibia General Hospital, where their relatives picked them up on Monday morning.