Bandit terrorists have reportedly killed no fewer than sixty-three local vigilantes in Kebbi State.
The dreaded group are said to have stormed the Zuru Emirate in the early hour of Monday to carry out the heinous act.
Naija News understands that the rampage is coming shortly after a group of local security men known as ‘Yan Sa Kai, launched an onslaught against the bandits in the community.
In retaliation, the bandits reportedly regrouped and hid on trees along the road leading to their dens while they await the arrival of the local guard and laid ambush on them.
They reportedly opened fire after they had successfully trapped the vigilantes in the middle.
Naija News learnt that the Yan-Sa-Kai hail from various towns and villages of the emirate.
The victims have been reportedly laid to rest. However, no comment has been made yet by authorities in regard to the tragic incident as of the time of filing this report.
This is coming barely a week after security operatives killed no less than two hundred bandits in Niger State during a gun battle in two local government areas.
The Niger State Commissioner for Local Government Chieftaincy Affairs and Internal, Mr. Emmanuel Bagna Umar made the disclosure last week during a chat with journalists in Minna, the state capital, Naija News reports.
According to him, the bandits were killed by members of the Joint Security Taskforce in Rafi and Mariga Local Government Areas.
Specifically, the Commissioner pointed out that the bandits were killed in the Kundu axis of Rafi and Babanlaba axis of Mariga local governments and other parts of the state between Sunday and Wednesday, last week.
The leaders of the bandits identified as Ali Kawajo, Yello Jan Bros, Kachalla Halilu, and Bello Tunji were also neutralized during the gun battle with the joint security task force.
Sixty motorcycles and rustled animals were also recovered with the Commissioner disclosing that some of the recovered cattle have been returned to their owners.
Unfortunately, two security operatives lost their lives during the encounter.