Vigilante leader killed as bandit attack Katsina community

Ali Bahago, the leader of a vigilante group, has been killed by gunmen suspected to be bandits following an attack on Shagari quarters in Funtua Local Government Area of Katsina State.

WITHIN NIGERIA gathered that the bandits also kidnapped one Mr. Alex, a staff of First Bank and two daughters of one elder Hassan, who slumped and died during the invasion.

A resident of the quarters, who survived the attack, Sagir Mohammed, told THISDAY on Friday, that the suspected bandits stormed the quarters at about 11:15pm on Thursday, February 11, and operated for over 30 minutes, leaving many occupants of the quarters with varying degrees of injuries.

“Bandits attacked Shagari quarters yesterday (Thursday) and killed Alhaji Ali Bahago, who is the leader of vigilante groups. He came to rescue us from the bandits but he was killed during gun battle with them.” he said.

A facebook user identified as Shamsuddeen Sa’eed also took to to the social platform to share the news.

In a similar development, unknown gunmen suspected to be bandits killed a vigilante leader identified as Magaji Igatawa in Galadimawa ward in Giwa local government area of Kaduna state.

This tragic development was shared by Senator Shehu Sani on his Twitter handle.

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