Bandits kill village head, three others in Kebbi

Four persons including a village head have been killed by bandits who invaded Tunga Rafin, a community in Augie Local Government Area of Kebbi State.

It was gathered that the bandits numbering over 70 invaded the remote village on Wednesday night, November 3, 2022, killing the village head identified as Abubakar Magaji (Sabo Rafi) and one other person.

The bandits also killed two other persons they encountered on the way as they fled the community.

A member of the community, who also spoke to Daily Trust on condition of anonymity, said the bandits also abducted the wife and child of the village head after slaughtering him.

“They fled the community when they realised our men were gathering to counter their attack,” he said.

He said it was the first time bandits attacked the village even though other neighbouring communities had suffered attacks many times in recent past.

“We didn’t know they will be attacking our community soon. Though they had attacked some communities in this area many times. Our men came out in large number to repel the attack on the community but they killed our village head and three others and ran away,” the source said.

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