A vigilante member, identified as Surajo Abdulhadi, was, yesterday killed by terrorists while working on his farm on the outskirts of Dutsinma Local Government Area of Katsina State.
A fellow vigilante, who does not want to be named, told Vanguard that the victim was ambushed and killed about 8:30 a.m. while working on a farm along Sanawa village, Makera constituency.
“Today, about 8.30 in the morning, a group of terrorists ambushed and killed one of our men, called Abdulhadi Surajo, who was working on a farm in Sanawa village, Makera Ward in Dutsinma council and killed him,” the source said.
Confirming the report, the spokesman, of Katsina Police Command, Sadiq Abubakar, said: “One Abddulhadi Surajo went to the outskirts of Dutsinma town alone to farm but he was attacked and killed by bandits.
Unfortunately, before the police team led by the Area Commander Dutsinma could reach the area, the terrorists had absconded into the bush.”
Vanguard learned that the remains of the late vigilante member had since been buried in accordance with Islamic rites.
For quite some time now, apart from some rural areas in the frontline local governments prone to banditry, Katsina State townships have been relatively peaceful.
Nevertheless, the new Katsina governor, Dr Dikko Radda has said his administration would give paramount attention to issues of insecurity until the menace is wiped away from the states.