- There was a clash between some vigilante group and a gang of bandits in Katsina on Monday, April 7
- The spokesman of the police command in the state, SP Gambo Isah, said that the clash took place in Tsamiyar Jino village in Kankara local government area
- Isah revealed that the clash was a reprisal attack by the bandits after the vigilantes assailed them earlier
Not less than 14 people have been killed in Kankara local government area of Katsina state as members of vigilante group and armed bandits clashed.
The clash took place in Tsamiyar Jino village in Kankara local government area as confirmed by the spokesperson of the police command in the state, SP Gambo Isah.
SP Isah said that it all started when some vigilantes attacked bandits in their hideout killing seven of them and in reply the gang killed seven of the security guys, Vanguard reports.
He said: “The vigilante members launched an attack on the bandits in the forest. They had a fierce battle and as a result of this about seven bandits were killed by the vigilante group and also about seven vigilantes also killed by the bandits.
“Bandits have taken away their corpse. The Divisional Police Officer is already there and normalcy has returned.
“The vigilante group are advised to always collaborate and synergize with security agencies whenever they have relevant information about movement of the bandits.
“The Commissioner of Police has directed that henceforth all the vigilante group with any credible information should work closely with the police and military."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that a gang of armed robbers raided a commercial bank in Idoani in Ose local government area of Ondo state on Monday, April 7.
The financial institution, located at Isewa quarters is said to be the only bank in the Idoani community. A resident of the of town who did not reveal his identity said that four persons were killed at the ATM point and two of the bank's staff were shot dead inside the banking hall.
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