A group of vigilante identified as Yan Sakai on Friday executed several suspected bandits in the Dansadau market in Zamfara State.
The vigilante members who are mostly from Ruwan Tofa and some other neighbouring communities invaded the market and killed the suspects to retaliate Thursday’s killing of three farmers in Ruwan Tofa.
According to Daily Trust, the market which is for livestock and grains trading was deserted as traders for fear of possible retaliation by the bandits.
“I’m right now inside my house, bodies of the slain suspected bandits have littered the marketplace. As I’m talking to you people are in a state of apprehension over what might happen next.”
“The armed bandits had earlier blocked Gusau – Dansadau road forcing commuters to suspend travels. Commercial drivers, plying the road are currently on strike over incessant kidnappings and armed robberies being perpetrated by the armed bandits.”
“When the local vigilante arrived, they blocked all escape routes in the community. Some of them stationed themselves at all the exit points of the community while the others headed towards the livestock section of the market to carry out the executions.”
A resident of the community identified as Alhaji Yau Dansadau, said, “After sensing trouble, some of the suspected bandits ran to shops, police station and even residential houses to take refuge… Security Operatives are currently patrolling the streets to forestall possible further breakdown of law and order,” he said.
This is coming few hours after Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara suspended a monarch who conferred a title on a soldier allegedly supplying arms to bandits.