Armed bandits have killed four vigilantes in Rafin Tukurwa village, close to Dogon Dawa in Birnin Gwari Local Government Area of Kaduna State on Tuesday afternoon.
Our correspondent gathered that the incident occurred around 2 pm when the youths were ambushed on their way to Rafin Tukurwa after receiving a distress call from the villagers that bandits had attacked the area to rustle cows.
Ibrahim Hassan, a resident of the community while confirming the incident said those killed included Aliyu Ibrahim, the very popular secretary of the vigilante group in Dogon Dawa while others were Bara’u Khalid, Alhaji Bukar and Malam Dauda who later died in the hospital.
He said Aliyu, Bara’u and Bukar were buried together while Dauda was later buried in the evening when his corpse was retrieved from the hospital where he died.
The Kaduna State Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Mohammed Jalige promised to get back to our correspondent after receiving detailed information.