The residents of Sabon Garin Malam Yahuza in Batagarawa Local Government of Katsina State, have protested against what they termed the ineptitude of the operatives of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) after bandits attacked the community killing a prominent businessman identified as Alhaji Abu also known as Dogo Baban Arha.
According to Daily Trust report, the attack occurred some metres away from the checkpoint mounted by the NSCDC personnel, close to their training school in the Katsina metropolis in the early hours of Wednesday February 23.
“The attackers came around 2:00 am on Wednesday, and started shooting sporadically at the residence of Alhaji Abu Mai Bulawus, who was a businessman, and as you can see, it is not up to 100 metres away from the training school, but these people (NSCDC personnel) did to even make attempt to fire their guns at least to scare the attackers away,” a resident narrated.
“They operated for about 30 minutes in the house and then attempted to kidnap the late businessman, but when he refused to go with them, they shot him and left unchallenged,” a resident told the publication.
The resident added that the Divisional Police Officer of Batagarawa was there with his men after the attackers had already fled the scene.
It was gathered that after they shot the businessman, the assailants fled the scene and left him bleeding but residents tried to take him to the hospital, sadly, he died on the way.
Residents claimed that this was not the first time bandits were attacking the community but they got little or no help from the NSCDC operatives.