3 kid­nap­pers killed by vig­i­lante in Taraba

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Ma­gaji Isa,Jalingo

Three sus­pected kid­nap­pers were killed in an ex­change of fire with a vig­i­lante group at lal­lami vil­lage in Bali lo­cal govern­ment area of Taraba state Sun­day night.

The sus­pected kid­nap­pers, ac­cord­ing to peo­ple from the area, in­vaded the vil­lage in an at­tempt to abduct a busi­ness­man, Al­haji Ya­haya Lal­lami.

Daily Trust gath­ered that an alarm raised from the house of the busi­ness­man at­tracted the vig­i­lante mem­bers who were on pa­trol in the vil­lage.

A wit­ness, Mal­lam Musa Lal­lami told Daily Trust on tele­phone that the ab­duc­tors num­ber­ing about 10 came to the vil­lage mid­night and went straight to the house of the busi­ness­man.

He fur­ther re­vealed that the ab­duc­tors, while try­ing to force their way into the house, at­tracted the at­ten­tion of neigh­bours who raised alarm.

The wit­ness said im­me­di­ately the ab­duc­tors who were well armed saw the mem­bers of the vig­i­lante ap­proach­ing the house, they opened fire.

Mal­lam Musa said it was dur­ing the ex­change of fire be­tween the kid­nap­pers and the vig­i­lante that three of the ab­duc­tors were killed while the oth­ers fled.

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