Bandits have killed a vigilante commander, Danmudi Na Mada and 6 members of his group in Mada neighborhood, Gusau Local Authorities Area of Zamfara state in what’s suspected to be a reprisal.
It was gathered that residents of the neighborhood have fled following the assault which occurred on Sunday evening, April 23.
Yusuf Anka, a resident advised premium Times that the vigilante commander led his colleagues to assault a hideout of the bandits and killed one notorious bandit referred to as Mala’ikan Hausawa (Angel of death in Hausa).
Mr Anka mentioned the killing of the bandit angered different bandits which led to the reprisal.
“Last week Dan-Mudi’s group recorded the killing of a infamous bandit chief nicknamed ‘Mala’ikan Hausawa’, he was additionally lately accused of setting ablaze houses of harmless Fulani in Tsafe,” Anka mentioned.
The slain Vigilante chief was praised for securing Hausa communities, particularly Mada and Wonaka however it was additionally alleged that he was concerned in the killing of harmless Fulanis within the area.
A local source who requested to not be named over concern for his security mentioned the bandits attacked the vigilante members round 10:47 pm.
“The bandits wished to take over Mada city Wanakat stiff resistance from the vigilante members. The exchange of gunfire between them lasted for hours earlier than they overpowered the vigilante and killed seven of them. They however couldn’t get into the city after the arrival of troopers and policemen,” he mentioned.
The supply added that most of the residents of the neighborhood have fled.
“We don’t know what is going to occur this evening as a result of they (bandits) might determine to return to take over the city. They’re indignant with the way in which a few of our individuals are offering info to vigilante members which typically results in the seize and Killing of the bandits. Even last week, a few of them have been captured and killed by the vigilante members. They (bandits) see us as their enemies,” he mentioned.
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