EXCHANGE OF FIRE BANDITS AND VIGILANTE GROUP LEAVING AT LEAST NINE BANDITS DEAD WHILE FOUR OTHERS WERE ARRESTED AT FOPO NEAR GULU IN AZZA NIGER STATE.
Written by miebaka ikiriko on March 16, 2021
At least nine bandits have been reportedly killed while four others were arrested by men of the vigilante group during an exchange of fire at Fapo near Gulu in Azza Community of Lapai Local Government Area of Niger State.
Reports say the incident happened on Sunday when two persons going to pay ransom for an abducted relative coincidentally met in the bush with the men of the vigilante group on a rescue mission.
Those going to pay ransom were sent by the bandits to buy some foodstuff and recharge cards when they met the vigilante members.
A source said the vigilantes reinforced and attacked the bandits leading to the death of nine of the armed bandits after a gun duel that lasted for hours.