Courageous youths in Rigasa, the volatile community in Kaduna State, this morning chased and captured two gunmen who allegedly specialize in killing security operatives and traditional rulers in the area.
One of the youths involved called the New York office of SaharaReporters with the story, which was then confirmed by a senior security operative.
The source in Rigasa said, “The three of them came with guns to kill one of our Hakimi and he ran. In trying to shoot him, they killed one of our brothers. We then mobilized ourselves and started chasing them with stones.
They were on a [motorbike] and we were following them up to Hayin Danmani and finally when their bullets finished we got them and wanted to kill but soldiers refused. But one of them escaped.
He described them as “very small” boys, and said, “From today we have vowed that we will not allow terrorists to continue denting our image [in Rigasa]. If not for the soldiers we will have killed them and burned them. Two guns AK 47 and some arms were [recovered] from the terrorists.”
The source added that about ten persons that sustained gun wounds were taken to a military hospital in Kaduna.