The Residents of Magamar jibia in Jibia Local Government area has killed and burnt three gunmen suspected to be bandits terrorising the area.
An eye witness told Katsina Post that the incident occurred when suspected bandits in hundred attempted to pass through the community at around 12: 00 am midnight.
According to him, the bandits are suspected to come for a mission of rescuing suspected informants who are currently detained in Jibia Police station.
“The suspected bandits were sporadically shooting on-air while passing the area which prompted the resident to alert Army from the Niger Republic which is much closer and mostly act faster than Nigerian Army.”
“The nigerien army succeeded in chasing them out leaving behind 3 others who were unlucky killed and burnt by residents”. He said
He however expressed fear of reprisal attacks by the bandits and called for the Government to provide adequate security in the area.
Magamar Jibia is boarder town between Maradi of Niger republic and Jiba Local Government area, Nigeria.