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Vigilante-Bandit clash claims 14 persons in Katsina

14 persons were confirmed dead in clash between vigilantes and armed bandits in Tsamiyar Jino village in Kankara local government of state.

SP Gambo Isah, Spokesperson of Katsina state command, confirmed the incident in a statement saying that the vigilantes failed to heed to police advice and launched an attack on the bandits in their hideout.

The statement reads, “According to the reports received by the command, the incident started when members of the vigilante group decided to launch an attack on the bandits in their hideout (forest) killing seven of them and resultant of a fierce battle where the bandits also killed seven of the vigilante members.

“Yansakai (volunteers) who went into the forest to fight the bandits refused to heed to police advice.”

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Muhammad A. Aliyu

Muhammad Ameer Aliyu, is a prolific journalist who joined Okay Nigeria in 2015 with the aim staying committed to bringing more positive growth to the digital news platform. He is the Senior editor at Okay Nigeria.

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