Local vigilantes on Friday afternoon killed five suspected armed criminals in Wagini community, Batsari Local Government Area of Katsina State.
HumAngle learnt that the vigilantes had the upper hand in the battle leading to the extermination of terrorists while three members of their group escaped through the crowd.
Yasir, a resident of the community, said “the group entered our market immediately after Jumaat prayer around 2.30p.m. today. They are suspected to have been looking for someone to kidnap.
“The vigilance group identified the terrorists in the market, they attempted to escape but the vigilantes with the support of local civilians overpowered them and killed five of them,” Yasir said.
The criminals had raided the community on Thursday, June 25, 2020, around 11p.m., killed two persons, injured several others and destroyed numerous properties, he said.
“Yesterday, around 11p.m., the group stormed Kurmiyal and Wagini
communities, shot two persons, scores sustained serious injuries on their legs while they kidnapped Haruna Aj and Mani Allera of Kurmiyal village.
“They haven’t give any information and no security agent reported to our community after the incident,”Yasir said.
Sources available to HumAngle revealed that soldiers and policemen have moved into the communities because of the fear of reprisal attacks.
However, Musa, another resident, sighted parking his load, said “nobody can stop the group from attacking us, I am quite sure. the group will return to our community and it will not end well.”