Katsina: Villagers kill 30 bandits after luring them into a trap

Residents and local vigilantes of a village in Katsina have killed 30 suspected bandits after luring them into an ambush where the gunmen were killed.

It was gathered that the incident occurred in the early hours of Monday, in the village of Majifa village, in Kankara local government area of Katsina State. Although details surrounding the incident were sketchy as at the time of filing this report, it was learnt that the villagers laid an ambush for the gunmen.

According to a resident, “Resident of the village received the information that bandits were planning to attack them that night, so they ambushed them and God helped them to repel the attack and they killed at least 30 of the bandits”. 

He, however, added that other bandits rushed back on camels to retrieve the corpses, saying, “While the villagers were waiting for the daybreak to burn the corpses, they woke up to see that all the dead bodies had been taken away, with other neighbouring villages confirming that some people did that using camels.”

That was the third time within three weeks that residents would confront gunmen. Recall that on Sunday, residents of Magama, in Jibia local government area, confronted attackers and killed three of them.

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