Bandits kill 5 vigilante members in Katsina —Police

The police in State have confirmed that five persons were members of the local vigilante were killed by bandits in Faskari Local Government Area on Tuesday.

The Police Public Relations Officer, SP Gambo Isa made the disclosure in a statement in .

said that the killings occurred Sabon-layi village of the local government area when members of vigilante popularly called “Yan sakai” entered into a forest and engaged the bandits in a fight.

According to him, the bandits killed the vigilante members the exchange of fire.

said that the police search team led by the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) in the area evacuated the corpses and discovered a bandits camp inside the forest that was abandoned by the criminals.

The police spokesman said a manhunt has begun to the bandits.(NAN)