Vigilantes kill 3 suspected bandits, set them on fire in Katsina


By Ismail Auwal

Members of a vigilante group in Charanchi Local Government, Katsina State, have killed three suspected bandits and set them on ablaze.

HumAngle reported that the suspected bandits arrived the community cattle market armed with weapons.

An eyewitness said that the suspected bandits were being watched by the vigilante group in the community.

“They came to Charanchi with sophisticated weapons unknown to them, vigilante group followed them,” said
Hassan Nuuman, a villager who witnessed the incident.

“The vigilante searched the bandits and found Ak-47 in their possession, tied them with ropes, and set them ablaze with the help of some residents,” he added.

“All of them were wearing a long overall gown apparently to conceal what they were carrying.”

“On seeing the rifle, the people of the market descend on them, killed two of them instantly and set them ablaze.”

Recently, banditry has increased in some northwestern states. Katsina, where over 600 schoolboys were kidnapped from their boarding school in Kankara, is one of the worse hit.

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