Nine bandits killed as rival groups engage in gun battle in Kaduna over ransom sharing

Nine bandits killed as rival groups engage in gun battle in Kaduna over ransom sharing

  • Some bandits have lost their lives after they engaged on another in gun battle in Kaduna state according to reports
  • The incident reportedly occurred in Giwa local government area of the state after a popular bandit stormed Garke village
  • According to sources, the gun battle came as a result of disagreement over sharing of accumulated ransoms

Some bandits have lost their lives in Kaduna state following gun battle between rival groups.

Channels Television reports that those who lost their lives are about nine in number.

The clash occurred on Wednesday, August 20, in Giwa local government area of the state.

Nine bandits killed have been killed in Kaduna
Some bandits have been killed after they engaged one another in gun battle in Kaduna. Photo: Abdullahi Ganduje
Source: Twitter

The situation started when a notorious bandit popularly known as Godon Mota stormed Garke village with members of his gang and clashed with a rival bandit group, leading to the killing of nine persons.

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The cause of the disagreement was over sharing of accumulated ransoms.

One of the groups was reported to have felt cheated by the other – a situation that led to the clash and the killings, Vanguard newspaper reports.

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