Gunmen kills vigilante leader, burn houses in Katsina

Gunmen have killed the head of vigilante group in Danmusa village in Katsina State Malam Nabanje and burnt his house. 

The hoodlums, while targeting the vigilante leader during their operations, also shot two persons and reportedly raped three women during the attack.

One of the locals and a fellow vigilante from Danmusa, who spoke to newsmen in Katsina on the incident, said the attack was more of a revenge mission as the hoodlums had accused Nabanje of being responsible for the destruction of their enclaves.

He said: “The hoodlums arrived in the community in a large number and proceeded to the residence of our vigilante commander.

“They blocked all routes to avoid him escaping. After a painstaking search, they found him under a tree where they engaged him in a gun duel until he ran out of ammunition and was rounded up when he sought refuge in a compound where he was butchered.”

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Spokesman of Katsina Police Command, ASP Abubakar Sadiq, who confirmed the report during a chat with, said the report got to the police late due to heavy rain downpour and poor network experienced during the attack.

He however said efforts were ongoing with a view to arresting the hoodlums.

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