No fewer than 10 people have reportedly been killed by bandits who were allegedly dropped by a helicopter in Gurbi village in Katsina state.

This was disclosed by residents of the village in a video.
The incident was said to had occurred on Tuesday.

DCO Global News
Published on September 23, 2021
By Odoh Dominic Chukwuemeka

Gurbi village is in the Kurfi local government area of Katsina State.

Surviving villagers said a chopper landed at ‘Kuka Mai Zuma’ area in Gurbi village, around 5pm; shortly after which bandits began to ransack houses and shooting people at will.

Mujaheed Imrana, a resident of Gurbi, further disclosed that the bandits also destroyed and burnt about 10 vehicles, including a Toyota Sienna bus and two Volkswagen saloon cars.

He said about ten persons were shot and many scampered into the nearby bushes for safety.

Imrana disclosed that an army green coloured helicopter dropped the bandits who wreaked havoc on the village.

He said in Hausa, “Around 5pm, a helicopter landed around the ‘Kuka Mai Zuma’. And five minutes after, bandits invaded Gurbi and started shooting indiscriminately in the village.

“The attackers operated for about two hours unchallenged.

“They killed at least 10 persons whose remains are here in this hospital; with several persons yet to be accounted for.

“They arrived around 5 pm, aboard an army green-coloured helicopter and moved from house to house, shooting whoever they find; in an operation which lasted over two hours unchallenged.

“A green helicopter dropped the attackers and in less than five minutes after their arrival, they went on a house-to-house rampage.

“They either killed or carted away all the cattle in Gurbi village and set about ten cars ablaze.

“They also attacked other villages like Yar-Kuka, Dan-Malam, Gidan-Ibran, Makera, etc., to stop the villagers from coming to our rescue.

“Two persons from Makera who risked everything to help us were shot.

“One was shot in the stomach and his intestines were out. The other has a fracture on his shoulder and will be taken to Katsina Medical Centre.

“They may have attacked more, we don’t know the number of villages attacked now as telecoms services have been shut down.”

When asked if he had a message for the government, he said God would judge between the villagers and the government.

He said, “I am confused as to what to say. But surely God will judge between us. We are being killed day in, day out, and sacked from our homes.

“For us here in this community, we’ll continue to curse the present government. We also know that God will judge between us the regime.”

He said the helicopter landed behind Kuka Mai Zuma on the fringes of the village.

He stated, “We confronted them from the north, but the attackers diverted to Hanyar Gidan Sale.”

He noted that the injured persons were receiving treatment at a general hospital, but many people could not be accounted for.

Another resident of the area, Annas Abdullahi said he was on the village football pitch when the helicopter conveying the attackers landed.

According to him, the helicopter was the same type supplying arms to Fulani bandits.

He said, “We were playing football when the helicopter arrived. Upon seeing the helicopter, I told all the players that we should leave. Before we got home, we heard gunshots. I went in and brought my Dane gun, but the attackers were too numerous to be challenged.

“I alerted our people that this is the helicopter that brings supplies for Fulani bandits.”

He added that he fired one shot and ran for safety.

“They surrounded everywhere. Women may have been abducted. Government has failed us.”

By Odoh Dominic Chukwuemeka


Click to Follow our website

FB page; DCO Global News

DCO Global News Contacts;
For information on Press Releases, News, Advertisements, Videos, Photos, Events happenings, Promotional Events and Adverts, Share your stories with us, Please Call or Send a Text to our Whatsapp number; +886963563485, +886970840314.
Or send an email to;,
(Like and Follow our Facebook Page; DCO Global News)
(Follow us on Twitter; @Dcoglobalnews)
(Follow us on LinkedIn; Dco Global News)
(Follow us on Tumblr; Dcoglobalnews)
(Follow us on Google +; Dco Global News TV)
(Subscribe to our YouTube Channel; DCO Global News TV)
Subscribe to DCO Global News.
Advertise with us.

Send us enquiries, Press releases.
DCO Global News Promotes the Values of Democracy, Human Rights, Values of Life and Freedom of Expression in a Region Where Genuine Media Freedom Remains Elusive and where many Media outlets remain Divided along Ethnic Lines.
Let’s 🚶 Walk the 🚶 Walk 🚶 Together.
Don’t miss a thing, get the latest updates to fuel your conversation daily.

For 2021, DCO Global News commit to another year of high-impact reporting that can counter misinformation and offer an authoritative, trustworthy source of news for everyone. With no shareholders or political owner, we set our own agenda and provide truth-seeking journalism that’s free from commercial and political influence. When it’s never mattered more, we can investigate and challenge without fear or favour.

(Support DCO Global News.)
TEXT AD: To advertise here.
Call Dominic +886970840314…
All Rights Reserved.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s