At least 21 suspected bandits have been killed by security agencies in collaboration with vigilantees and the locals in Danko Wasagu Local Government Area of Kebbi State.
The Council Chairman, Alhaji Hussani Aliyu-Bena who confirmed this said Danko Wasagu is sharing border with Mariga Local Government Area of Niger State from where the bandits got access to Kebbi State.
According to him, the incident started on Monday through to Wednesday, saying that credible intelligence kept the security agencies, vigilante group and locals on alert which led to a successful ambush.
He said the locals in collaboration with vigilante killed 17 suspected bandits, recovered arms, ammunitions and motorcycles, while two locals were killed.
The Council Chairman affirmed that the bandits also moved to Tangaran village and abducted nine farmers working on their farmlands but were later rescued by combined efforts of security agencies, vigilantee and locals at Lugga village.
The chairman said a careful watch on the movement of the bandits also resulted in another encounter at Bakin Gulbi village where the combined team killed four bandits, recovered weapons and rescued three kidnapped persons, assuring that the bandits movement was being monitored for further action.
While commending the gallant efforts of security agencies, vigilantees and locals, Aliyu-Bena appealed for more support and co-operation towards providing credible intelligence to effectively tackle criminals in the areas.
The Chairman, however, pleaded for more deployment of military personnel at Malekachi village which remained a transit route for the bandits as well as Dankade village.
(Radio Nigeria / vitalnewsngr.com)