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Sokoto Vigilantes Kill 6 Fulani In Revenge Attack

About six people have been killed after local vigilantes reportedly retaliated against the killing of their leader in a community in the Gada Local Government Area of Sokoto State.

According to Daily Trust, the leader of the vigilante group identified as Alhaji Dahiru Gidan Hashimu was reportedly killed by a terrorist at Kasuwan Kara (cattle market) in the area.

A source privy to the incident, Mustapha Gada said the leader of Yan Sakai, a vigilante group intercepted the suspect while on his way to the local cattle market along with his tribesmen.

The suspected terrorist resisted arrest and stabbed the vigilante leader, killing him.

“When the news about his death reached his colleagues, they mobilized and stormed the market, killing any Fulani man on sight,” the source said.

He continued: “We counted about eight corpses of Fulani which were later deposited at the mortuary.

“It was the quick intervention of security operatives that saved the situation because the Yan Sakai, who were about 100, wanted to set ablaze the police station where some of the Fulani ran to.

“Soldiers surrounded the police station and dispersed them. However, the vigilantes razed down all the Fulani settlements in the area.”

Confirming the incident, the spokesman for the state police command, ASP Ahmed Rufa’i said six persons lost their lives during the incident.

“We are still investigating to unravel the remote cause of the problems and bring those behind it to book,” he said.

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