Suspected bandits have killed seven vigilantes and kidnap thirteen persons during an attack on Dansadau town of Maru Local Government Area of Zamfara State.
It was gathered that the bandits invaded the community around 2:30am and raided the town for about 4 hours, ending in the early hours of Friday morning.
“Those killed were the vigilantes who bravely came out of their houses and fought the attackers. The armed criminals then set ablaze an armoured vehicle stationed at the community by the security operatives.
“The security operatives fought back, but were overwhelmed probably by the sheer number of the assailants,” a resident said
The armed men decided to spike their assaults on the community after the local vigilantes extra-judicially executed suspected bandits some months back.
The residents of the community also blocked the suspected bandits from getting foods such as bread and soft drinks from the local traders in the community.
The bandits who were apparently angered by the moves blocked the residents of the community who are largely farmers from accessing their farmlands in retaliation.
Dozens of farmers have been killed or abducted since the start of this year’s cropping season.
Source: Naija News