Armed Men Kill 17 Vigilante Group Members in Niger State
Some 17 members of the local Vigilante group in Dukku Town of Rijau Local Government Area of Niger State have been killed by suspected gunmen.
According to reports, the Vigilante were only able to neutralise three members of the armed bandits who attacked them.
It was gathered that the Vigilante group was set up because the villagers had grown tired of the criminal activities of the bandits. But as it happened, they were ambushed by the bandits.
When contacted on phone, the chairman of Rijau Local Government Council, Alhaji Bawa Bello, said while the bandits killed some vigilante members, the local security men killed some bandits in return.
He stated, “Yes it happened, we killed some of the bandits and the bandits killed some of our men.
“I have submitted a written report to the Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs and for more details contact him, he is our boss he should give you the details.”