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Bandits kill vigilantes, others in Katsina



Bandits on Thursday killed several people, including members of a vigilante group in Kankara local government area of Katsina State.

The spokesman for the state police command, Gambo Isah, who confirmed the incident to journalists on Friday in Katsina, however, dismissed claims that 30 people were killed in the attack.

He promised to provide the actual number of casualties after police operatives who had gone to the scene of the incident presented their report.

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The spokesman said: “Our team led by the Area Commander has the scene of the incident and until I get feedback from them, I cannot give you the number of casualties.

“The information at our disposal is that the terrorists ambushed members of a vigilante group after some informants had alerted them that they were being pursued in the area.”

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