Armed bandits on Monday stormed Zandam village killing five person and injuring five others in Jibia LGA of Katsina State.
The Katsina State Police Command spokesperson, Isah Gambo, said the bandits who invaded the community around 5 pm Monday evening were engaged in a fierce gun duel by the Mobile Police team deployed to the village.
The mobile police team, however, was able to neutralize three of the bandits though they lost one of their men also, a police inspector in the fierce encounter.
Apparently, for foiling their plans, the infuriated criminals set ablaze uncompleted clinics block located in the Zandam village while fleeing away.
Gambo said a reinforcement team had since been sent to help beef up security and restore normalcy in the area as investigation is ongoing in view of tracking down the hoodlums who are probably on the run.