Police in Katsina state has arrested 40 suspected Yandaba, also known as Kauraye, in connection with last Fridays’ attack in Sabuwar Kasuwa quarters in the state metropolis. The attack left about 10 persons critically injured.
The state police commissioner, Alhaji Abdullahi Magaji, who confirmed the arrest to newsmen, said the suspects were under police custody and are being interrogated.
Magaji, however, said only two persons were injured by the Yandaba during the attack, adding that the suspects would be arraigned as soon as police complete investigation.
The Kauraye had on Friday stormed Sabuwar Kasuwa quarters around Kofar Marusa and attacked residents of the area, injuring of about 10 residents.
Victims of the attack are currently receiving treatment at the Federal Medical Centre and Katsina general hospital respectively. One of the victims, Babangida Salisu, who spoke on his hospital bed at the federal medical centre, Katsina, said the group stormed the area at about 8pm - when most of the residents were preparing for the evening prayer (Isha’i). Salisu, who sustained injuries on his head and hand, explained, "They came with dangerous weapons comprising cutlasses, swords and sticks and started beaten and stabbing people indiscriminately. Nobody knows who they were and what their mission was."