A suspected bandit has lost his life during an encounter between his group and vigilantes in Garwa village, Batsari Local Government Area of Katsina State.
Residents said the suspected bandits had stormed the village on Monday night, killing the All Progressives Congress youth leader for Yau-Yau/Mallamawa ward of the council, Mallam Sadi.
It was further learnt that the villagers, along with the vigilantes in the area, summoned courage to face the gunmen.
A resident said, “The vigilantes killed one of the bandits during the encounter, while the rest of the gunmen fled into the forest without taking anything from the village.”
The spokesman for the state police command, SP Gambo Isah, confirmed the incident, although he did not give details.
“Yes, it is true,” he said.