41 Vigilantes Die Following Ambush By Gunmen
41 people were ambush and killed by gunmen at Yargoje forest, the Katsina State, Police Command says.
SP Gambo Isah, the command’s spokesperson, revealed this in a statement and stated that the incident took place on Thursday, February 2, 2023.
Isah claimed that the gunmen broke into Alhaji Muntari’s home in Kandarawa, Bakori Local Government Area, and seized 80 animals.
The PPRO claims that while trying to find the stolen animals, members of the banned vigilante group Yansakai from 11 communities in the Bakori LGA pursued the gunmen but were ambushed.
On Wednesday, 1/02/2023 at about 2200hrs, terrorists in their numbers, shooting sporadically with AK 47 rifles, attacked the house of one Alhaji Muntari, at Unguwar Audu Gare, Kandarawa, Bakori LGA, and rustled fifty (50) cows and thirty (30) sheep,? the statement read.
“Subsequently, on Thursday, 2/02/2023, at about 10:00hrs, Yansakai outlawed group, from eleven (11) villages from Bakori LGA, regrouped and went after the terrorists with a view to recover the rustled domestic animals. They traced the footpath of the hoodlums to a location at Yargoje forest. Unfortunately, the terrorists planned and launched a coordinated ambush on the Yansakai.
The hoodlums shot and killed forty-one (41) Yansakai and wounded two (2). Area commander, Malumfashi, led a team of Police men to the scene and recovered the corpses and injured to Kankara General, Hospital. A joint security operations is currently ongoing with a view to bringing the perpetrators to book. Investigation is ongoing.