Bandits kill 10 vigilantes in Sokoto state


Suspected armed bandits have reportedly murdered 10 vigilantes in the Yartsakuwa village of Rabah Local Government of Sokoto state.

 According to residents of the area, the vigilantes were killed on Sunday, May 23 while they were trying to repel an attack on the community by the bandits. It was also disclosed  by a resident of the area that the bandits came with the sole purpose of killing one of the leaders of the vigilante.

The State Police Command spokesperson, ASP Sanusi Abubakar confirmed that the incident took place but contrary to the residents' claim that 19 were killed, only 10 people were killed actually. He also added that apart from the vigilantes that died, no resident of the community was killed

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