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Bandits kill 6 vigilantes at Birnin Gwari check point

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andits have killed six vigilante members at Awaro checking point in western part of Birnin-Gwari, Kaduna state.

Usman Babangida, who was mourning the death of his colleagues, said in an interview on Wednesday that the bandits attacked the check point on Tuesday around 4pm.

“The incident happened by 4:00pm when the bandits were passing through the Awaro Checking point and attacked the local vigilantes on sighting them. They killed all the six vigilante members on the spot, some villagers discovered their bodies and later conveyed them to the town.

“Those killed were buried in accordance to Muslim rites.”

He said the attack came at the same time when another clash with the bandits was happening at a nearby Bugai community. Casualty figures were still unknown.

The police were yet to react to the incident at press time.

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