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A suspected bandit was killed when members of a vigilance group in Yantara village, in the Danmusa Local Government Area of Katsina State, confronted bandits who attacked the village early Tuesday.

A 30-year-old man and resident of the village, identified as Mamman Dahiru, also lost his life in the process.

A spokesman for the Katsina State Police Command, SP Gambo Isah, confirmed the development yesterday.

It was learnt that the bandits stormed the village around 1am on Tuesday.

The bandits reportedly assaulted residents, looted houses and rustled animals.

Members of the vigilance group were said to have laid ambush for the bandits and swooped on them, during which the two men were killed.

Isah said, “The incident happened around 1am on Tuesday. The bandits had attacked Yantara village and the vigilance 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.”


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