The Kaduna State Police Command said no fewer than 17 vigilantes were killed by armed bandits in Jan Ruwa Village in Birnin Gawri Local Government in Kaduna State.
The Command Public Relations Officer, DSP Yakubu Sabo, confirmed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in Kaduna.
Sabo disclosed that the police received information on March 12 at about 11:45am that a group of armed bandits entered Jan Ruwa Village of Birnin Gawri LGA and rustled many cows.
”And that a team of vigilante group of the village who were returning from a function in Zamfara State, got the information mobilised and pursued the criminals into the deep forest, engaged the bandits in serious gun duel, as a result of which some of the vigilante men lost their lives.”
Sabo said a combine team of policemen mobile force and conventional police and vigilante mobilised to the area for search and rescue mission .
He added that in the process, 15 dead bodies of the vigilante men were recovered, and…