14 people have been confirmed dead by the Katsina State Police Command following a clash between vigilantes and armed bandits. The clash reportedly happened in Tsamiyar Jino village in Kankara local government area claimed 14 lives.
SP Gambo Isah, the Spokesperson of the Command, said that the vigilantes failed to listen to the police and instead advice attacked the bandits in their hideout.
In his words;
“According to the reports received by the command, the incident started when members of the vigilante group decided to launch an attack on the bandits in their hideout (forest) killing seven of them and resultant of a fierce battle where the bandits also killed seven of the vigilante members.
“Yansakai (volunteers) who went into the forest to fight the bandits refused to heed to police advice.” He added that “the bandits suffered casualties of the same number (7) which they have evacuated from the forest as reported by the DPO in the area”.