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Buhari pays tribute to 41 vigilantes killed by bandits in Katsina

Buhari pays tribute to 41 vigilantes killed by bandits in Katsina
February 05
18:16 2023

President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned the killing of 41 persons at Yargoje forest of Kankara LGA of Katsina state.

Some bandits, on Wednesday, invaded the home of one Alhaji Muntari in Kandarawa, Bakori LGA of the state, and stole 80 animals.

In an attempt to retrieve the stolen animals, members of the proscribed vigilante group, Yansakai, went after the assailants, but they were ambushed and 41 of them were killed by the gunmen.

Buhari, in a statement issued by Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, paid tribute to the deceased and their families.


“The sacrifices of the brave men who are working to prevent and punish crime in their communities will not be forgotten,” the president was quoted to have said.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the bereaved families in this difficult period. May Allah repose the soul of the deceased.”

Two other members of the Yansakai group sustained injuries and were taken to the Kankara General Hospital for treatment.


There have been reported violent activities of bandits across the state, which includes cattle rustling and kidnapping for ransom.


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