Angry Vigilantes Kill 11 Bandits’ Informants Arrested In Zamfara Market

January 6, 2022
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According to a report by SaharaReporters, a local vigilante group has shot dead 11 suspected bandits’ informants in Zamfara State.

Known as ‘Yan Sakai’, the vigilantes executed seven of the informants in Gada community of the Bungudu Local Government Area.

Four others were executed in the Kaura Namoda Local Government Area of the state.

SaharaReporters learnt the suspected informants were pounced upon by the angry vigilantes at a GSM market in Kaura Namoda town.

A resident of the town who did not want his name mentioned said the informants were tracked following an attack on the community that led to the killing of its district head and five others.

Scores said to have been abducted during the raid including women and children.

The vigilantes got their breakthrough after storming Tuskudu, a community within 1km radius of Gada town, where a notorious suspected informant called Ada was apprehended.

Hafiz Sani a resident had identified Ada among the bandits who invaded the community.

He said, “Ada was the one pinpointing identified targets for the assailants during the attack. In fact, I was one of their prime targets being a Youth leader of the community. He was always visiting this community as an innocent person.

“When the vigilantes got him, he listed some other informants and asked his executors to spare some of the suspects wrongly arrested. He confessed to them that he was really among the attackers and was giving them vital information on individuals.

“Among those killed also was one woman called Dabo Bokanya. She told the vigilantes that she was aiding the armed criminals. Her husband and two sons were also slain.”

The police have yet to confirm the development, as phone calls to the police spokesperson, Muhammed Shehu, were not answered as at the time of filing this report.

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