Suspected bandits kill vigilante in Jigawa

Suspected armed bandits on Tuesday stormed Fachawa community in Ringim local government area of Jigawa State, killing a vigilante in the process.

Salisu Usman, the son of the deceased, told newsmen the suspected bandits came around 11 p.m. on motorcycles armed, ransacked their house “and found that their target was not around”.

He narrated how the crime was committed.

“The three bandits asked me about my father. I told them he went out, they grabbed my phone and scrolled down for his name and called him. They told him to come back home quickly.

“When he came, they started interrogating him about previous arrests of some people in the area.

“They asked him whether he can secure their release from police. He said he didn’t know anything about them, but they insisted he was the one who ‘championed’ the arrest.

“They asked him to deliver his final message to me because they are going to kill him. They subsequently shot him dead and went away,” he said.

The police spokesperson in Jigawa, Audu Jinjiri, confirmed the incident.

He identified the deceased as Usman Kosau, 50. He said investigation is ongoing.

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