- Some villagers in Sokoto state have sent some suspected bandits to meet their makers in a violent manner
- The bandits were reportedly lynched by the villagers in Tangaza area of the state after the criminals rejected the offered ransom
- According to report, the bandits insisted on killing some abducted victims in retaliation of the ongoing military onslaught
At least six bandits, have been lynched by villagers in Tangaza town of Sokoto state.
The terrorists reportedly abducted two people in the town and rejected ransom offers last week, insisting on killing them to retaliate the ongoing military onslaughts in their hideouts.
Daily Nigerian reported that following the killing of the innocent people, some residents of the town and members of the vigilante stormed the forests in search of the attackers.
It added that a resident who spoke to BBC Hausa on the condition of anonymity said the vigilante members tracked six of the attackers in their hideouts, arrested them and handed them to the police.
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“Thousands of residents then trooped out and insisted that the terrorists be handed over to them and kill them.
“When the vigilante members took them to police station, the people attempted to burn down the police station. The police were overwhelmed."
According to him, the mob then lynched the terrorists and burnt their bodies.
NAF helicopters bombard large gathering of bandits dressed in black clothes in Kawara forest
Earlier, in an effort to rid Nigeria of criminals, the Nigerian Air Force killed several armed bandits in Zamfara state.
The military also destroyed a logistics base set up by armed criminals in Kaduna state. The logistics facility was being used by bandits hiding at Kawara Forest in Igabi local area of Kaduna state.
No fewer than 50 bandits were killed by bombs shelled at the logistics facility at the weekend. Their motorcycles and food items were destroyed at the camps during the attack.
Bombardments: Fleeing bandits abduct 20 villagers in Sokoto community
Meanwhile, bandits suspected to be fleeing NAF's aerial bombardments in the Bakura-Talata Mafara axis of Zamfara state on Tuesday, September 7, stormed Dange Shuni local government area of Sokoto and kidnapped at least 20 residents.
Residents of the Dange Shuni local government area, however, told BBC Hausa that communities in the area were witnessing an influx of bandits recently.
Many bandits’ leaders and their foot soldiers have been killed during the military raids.