Bandits Gun Down Two Vigilantes During Shootout in FCT.
- Musa said the vigilantes were approaching the bandits’ den when the gunmen suddenly laid an ambush on them.
As many as two vigilante members have been killed in Abuja. They were shot dead during a crossfire with bandits at Gasakpa community in Gawu ward, Abaji area council of Abuja.
A member of the vigilante simply identified as Ishaku said the incident happened around 4:30 pm on Thursday, at a forest bordering Federal Capital Territory and Niger State.
He said the vigilantes had mobilized to the forest to rescue a farmer, Aliyu Musa, who was abducted on the farm.
Musa said the vigilantes were approaching the bandits’ den when the gunmen suddenly laid an ambush on them.
According to him, two members of the vigilantes were killed during the exchange of fire with the bandits, saying their remains had been evacuated and buried.
Musa said four other vigilantes who sustained bullet wounds were receiving treatment at a private hospital in Lambata, Niger State.
The spokesperson for the FCT Police Command, DSP Adeh Josephine, is yet to reply to A text message sent to her about the incident.
Daily Trust had reported that bandits had, in recent months, been terrorizing residents of Adagba, Gurdi, Paiko Bassa, and Rafin-Daji communities in the Abaji area council of Abuja, which shares boundary with villages in Niger State.
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