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Six Vigilante operatives shot dead by gunmen in checkpoint attack

Six Vigilante operatives shot dead by gunmen in checkpoint attack

No fewer than six Vigilante operatives were on Tuesday killed by bandits at the Awaro check point in the Western part of Birnin-Gwari of Kaduna State.

A member of the vigilantes in the area, Usman Babangida, disclosed this in an interview on Wednesday.

He said: “The incident happened by 4:00 pm when the bandits passed through the Awaro Checking point and attacked the local vigilantes on sighting them.

“They killed all the six vigilante members on the spot until some villagers discovered their bodies and later conveyed them to the town.”


Babangida further disclosed that the deceased persons had since been buried after a funeral prayer was conducted for them in line with Islamic injunctions.

He also said the attack happened simultaneously when another clash with the bandits happened at a nearby community called Bugai, where the casualty figures are still unknown.

As of the time of filing, there was no official statement from either the police or the state government.

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