A suspected gunman, Danladi Gemu, who is said to have connived with the alleged bandits that killed no fewer than 10 farmers in a reprisal attack on Gora Village in Safana local government area of Katsina State on Sunday night has been apprehended.
His arrest was known at Gora yesterday by the transition committee chairman of Safana LGA, Abba Dayyabu Safana, when the state governor, Aminu Bello Masari, paid a condolence visit to the families of the bereaved and sympathised with those injured in the Gora massacre.
According to the council boss, the suspect, a resident of Gora’s neighbouring community of Dan Faranshi, reportedly collaborated with the hoodlums that invaded the village and was also believed to have been responsible for the death of no fewer than four of the slain farmers.
Safana said but for his intervention, the suspect would have been lynched on Wednesday by hundreds of residents of the community as the man was being led away by security operatives.
In his remarks, Governor Masari assured that government would leave no stone unturned in an effort to bring all the culprits to book, and warned those conniving with suspected bandits to desist from the ungodly act.
Masari, who also warned all aggrieved persons against taking the law into their own hands rather than reporting their grievances to the relevant authorities for prompt action, assured the determination of the government to protect the lives and property of all in the state and beyond.
Recall that at least 10 people were on Tuesday night killed and about a dozen injured at Gora village in Safana LGA of Katsina State by assailants believed to be herdsmen few hours after a herdsman was killed in the village.
Residents of the community said the suspected gunmen invaded the village in pairs on about 15 motorcycles and shot indiscriminatingly at anyone insight.
The invasion was reportedly triggered off by the murder of one of the herdsmen who prevented the herders from grazing their animals on the crops yet to be evacuated from their farmlands.
Police public relations officer of the command, Superintendent Isah Gambo, who confirmed the incident, said no arrest had been made as at press time, adding that several units of policemen had been deploy