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The Police Command in Katsina has said that eight persons were killed in an attack by gunmen on Shau village in the Ruwan-Gaudiya community of Faskari Local Government Area of the state.
Police spokesman, Gambo Isah, a police superintendent, told newsmen that the incident occurred on Sunday night.
Isah said the gunmen attacked Shau village, razed many houses and wrecked the vehicle of the village head.
He added that a combined team of security operatives were deployed to the area to engage the criminals who escaped from the counter-attack.