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Bandits kill vigilantes, abduct village head’s son in Kaduna communities

Bandits have attacked Maraban Agyaro village of Kakangi Ward along Birnin Gwari -Kakanhi road, reportedly killing four local vigilantes. The bandits also reportedly burnt seven…

Bandits have attacked Maraban Agyaro village of Kakangi Ward along Birnin Gwari -Kakanhi road, reportedly killing four local vigilantes.

The bandits also reportedly burnt seven motorcycles and ran away with five after the operation.

Daily Trust gathered that the attack happened Thursday afternoon while the villagers were on their way back home after attending a weekly market in Birnin Gwari town.

It was gathered that a vehicle conveying the traders was abandoned and the driver was whisked away alongside others in the car.

A former Chairman of Birnin Gwari Emirates Progressive Union, Ishaq Usman Kasai, who confirmed the incident, said a military fighter jet was sighted surveying the area to find the attackers.

“About four people were killed at Maraban Agyaro along Kakangi-Birnin Gwari road. We are yet to ascertain the number of people abducted, including the driver,” he said.

Similarly, the member representing Kakangi Ward at the state House of Assembly, Yahaya Musa DanSalio, confirmed the incident, saying he was told three vigilantes were killed while one was missing.

“I was informed three vigilantes were killed; one other is missing, but we are still getting details of the incident. I have informed the Government House of the situation,” he told Daily Trust.

He also said that the son of the village head of Rafin Gora under the same constituency was abducted by bandits on Friday around 11am when the victim went to fetch sand close to the town.

The lawmaker said the security agencies at Dogon Dawa had been put on high alert since the incidents occurred.

The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, ASP Mansur Hassan, said operatives had been deployed to the community.

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