Villagers at Unguwar Bello village, Kafur local government area of Katsina on Tuesday, April 23, killed a suspected kidnapper after overpowering his team.
The suspect was said to have come along with his gang to attack the village purportedly to carry out a kidnap operation.
SP Gambo Isah, spokesman of the state police command, who confirmed the incident said that “at about 2am today, the bandits attacked the village with guns, shooting sporadically but the villagers resisted the attack.”
According to him, one of the bandits was overpowered by the locals and killed before the police arrived the village, Daily Trust reports.
“Before the police arrived, the bandit was killed but the police have evacuated the corpse to the general hospital, Kafur,” he added.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that troops of 72 Special Forces Battalion Makurdi, deployed for internal security operation in Katsina -Ala LGA of Benue, averted what could have been a terrible clash between two Tiv clans - Shitile and Ikyora.
The Nigerian Army, in a statement released on Monday, April 22 by its acting director of public relations, Colonel Sagir Musa, made this known, saying the force swung into action upon receiving intelligence reports of the planed attack.
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Sagir said the 72 SF battalion troops immediately laid an ambush for the armed bandit along the suspected route where they intercepted the armed fighters.
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