Not less than 17 vigilantes were killed by armed bandits in Jan Ruwa Village in Birnin Gawri Local Government of Kaduna State on Thursday.
This was confirmed by the Command’s Public Relations Officer, DSP Yakubu Sabo
According to Sabo, information reached the Kaduna State Police Command on March 12 at about 11:45am that a group of armed bandits entered Jan Ruwa Village of Birnin Gawri LGA and rustled many cows.
“a team of vigilante group of the village who were returning from a function in Zamfara State, got the information mobilised and pursued the criminals into the deep forest, engaged the bandits in serious gun duel, as a result of which some of the vigilante men lost their lives” he added.
15 bodies of the vigilante men were recovered while additional two bodies were discovered later.
The Commissioner of Police, Ahmad Abdurrahaman who condemned the killing of those patriots vowed to apprehend the perpetrators to face the consequences of their action.
He however assured members of the public that, the command had dispatched detectives in the area who were working hand in hand with other security agencies to ensure timely arrest of the culprits.
By Todimu Ogunade…
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