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Six die as bandits, vigilantes clash in Sokoto



At least six persons died in a clash between suspected bandits and local vigilantes in Gada Local Government Area of Sokoto State on Saturday.

Eyewitnesses told journalists the clash started when a leader of the Gidan Hashimu village vigilantes moved to arrest a notorious cattle rustler seen in the market.

The bandits killed the vigilantes’ leader in the clash.

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The spokesman for the state police command, Ahmed Rufa’i, confirmed the incident.

He said the command has commenced an investigation into the clash.

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