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Vigilante Kill 11 Suspected Bandits’ Informants Including A Woman In Zamfara

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Yan Sakai Kill 11 Suspected Bandits' Informants Including A Woman In Zamfara

A Zamfara State local vigilante group popularly known as Yan Sakai have reportedly killed no fewer than eleven people suspected to be bandits.

Naija News learnt that the once proscribed group in the state executed seven suspected informants in the Gada community, Bungudu Local Government Area.

Four other suspects including a woman were reportedly executed at a GSM market in Kaura Namoda town.

According to Daily Trust, the suspects were arrested, summarily and extra-judicially executed following days of an intensive manhunt for the informants by the vigilantes after a deadly attack on Gada community during which the district head and five other people were killed and dozens of residents including women and children were abducted.

It was further revealed that the local security group had earlier stormed Tuskudu, a community located 1km north of Gada town, in search of a suspected informant called Ada

Residents acknowledged that Ada was identified among the armed men that had invaded the community.

“Ada was the one pinpointing identified targets for the assailants during the attack. In fact, I was one of their prime targets being the Youth leader of the community. He was always visiting this community as an innocent person,” a resident identified as Hafiz Sani told journalists.

He added: “When the vigilantes got him, he listed some other informants and asked his executors to spare some of the suspects they arrested telling them that were not informants. Later they were set free.

“He confessed to them that he was really among the attackers and was giving them vital information on individuals. Among those killed also was one woman called Dabo Bokanya.

“She told the vigilantes that she was aiding the armed criminals through necromancy. Her husband and two sons were also slain.”

Naija News understands that the Governor Bello Muhammad Matawalle government of Zamfara State recently lifted the ban on Yan-Sakai activities in the state.

The members will be paid a stipend of 10,000/month by LGAs, they have also been called upon to desist from taking the law into their hands (extra judicial executions).



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