Kebbi: Police Confirm Bandits Killed 88 Local Vigilantes

Kebbi: Police Confirm Bandits Killed 88 Local Vigilantes
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Kebbi: Police Confirm Bandits Killed 88 Local Vigilantes

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editorJune 6, 2021 5:19 Am

The Kebbi State Police Command has confirmed the killing of at least 88 local vigilante (yan sa kai) in Danko/Wasagu Local Government aAea of the state.

Confirming the killing, Police Public Relations Officer, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP), Nafiu Abubakar, said the bandits struck on Friday night, where they attacked at least seven villages, killing88 innocent souls.

He identified Koro, Kimpi, Gaya and Iguenge as parts of the villages affected by the rampaging bandits all under Danko/Wasagu council areas.

Consequently, the Kebbi State Police Commissioner, Adeyemi Adeleke Bode, has assured the people of the area of his command’s readiness to bring the criminals to justice

He urged members of the public to always use the emergency number made available to alert the police on any impending attack.

Yan Sa Kai, a local vigilante, was created to assist the security agencies deployed to the state to secure the volatile areas, which for almost a year now, have been under the siege of bandits.

ame dreaded group terrorising the villages had ambushed and killed 8 policemen, a divisional police officer (DPO) and a soldier.

As at the time of filling this report, there was no reaction from the Kebbi State government.

A THISDAY source has however confirmed that normalcy has returned to the affected villages but a lot of the people were still taking refuge in other villages for fear of another attack.

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The residents have, however, appealed to the state government to come to their rescue as their villages are now under the siege of bandits.

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Rohr Unfazed by Eagles Defeat against Cameroon

editorJune 6, 2021 5:11 Am

Duro Ikhazuagbe with agency report

Super Eagles Head Coach, Gernot Rohr, has played down Nigeria’s 1-0 defeat by Cameroon in Friday’s international friendly in Austria, stressing that it is not important but how the team fared overall.

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The Franco-German coach stated after the game that what was important was having the opportunity to try out fresh legs.

Despite bossing the game in the early stages, it was Cameroon who took the lead through Andre Anguissa.

It was Cameroon’s first win against the Eagles since the final of the AFCON 2000.

The Eagles will have the opportunity to make amends when both teams clash again on Tuesday.

“The most important thing is not the result because it was just a test match,” Rohr said. “It was interesting to see some new players because we had to manage the situation and we did well, I think we had 17 shots on the goal while Cameroon only had three, they had only one on target which was the goal and we had six in target.

“Like I said, the result is not the most important thing in a friendly, the most important thing is to learn, to see some interesting things, to test some new players and to see what we want to do in September for the World Cup qualifiers.

“Our domination was not good enough because we had to score in the beginning of the game but we didn’t and when you don’t score you get published.”

Rohr revealed that William Troost-Ekong and Jamilu Collins will not be in action for the second game due to injury.

“But I saw interesting things, we had good integration of some new players, three of them played for the first time. We