Daily Trust

Vigilante kill 14 Fulani in Katsina

- From Tijjani Ibrahim, Katsina

Yan Sakai, the banned vigilante in Katsina State, were said to have murdered 14 Fulani in Kurfi Local Government Area of the state on Monday.

Residents told Daily Trust that those killed were suspected to be bandits terrorizin­g the area.

“Most of them have their hamlets around Wurma village in Kurfi local government, and they usually commit atrocities in the area,” one of the residents said.

The spokesman of the state police command, Isah Gambo, confirmed the incident.

He said eight Fulani men were slaughtere­d by Yan Sakai, describing the incident as “condemnabl­e and totally unacceptab­le”.

“We are investigat­ing the matter with a view to bringing the perpetrato­rs to book. No sane society will condone this kind of act and that was why the Katsina State Government banned the activities of Yan Sakai in the state,” he said.

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