Two dead as vigilantes engage bandits in Katsina community
A suspected bandit was killed when members of the Vigilante Group in Yantara village in Danmusa Local Government Area of Katsina State, confronted bandits who attacked the village on Tuesday.
A 30-year-old man and resident of the village identified as Mamman Dahiru also lost his life in the process.
The spokesman for the Katsina police command, SP Gambo Isah, confirmed the development on Wednesday.
It was learnt that the bandits had stormed the village around 1 a.m on Tuesday.
The bandits reportedly assaulted residents, looted some houses, and rustled some animals.
Members of the vigilante group were said to have laid an ambush for the bandits and swooped on them, during which the two men were killed.
The police spokesman said, “The incident happened about 1.a.m on Tuesday. The bandits had attacked Yantara village and the vigilante group in the area engaged them during which an unidentified bandit was killed while a 30-year-old man from the village, Mamman Dahiru was also killed.”