The resident, who sought for anonymity, said the bandits attacked the village around 1 pm on Sunday.
“They came with a mission which was to kill one of the leaders of the vigilantes in the area,” he said.
Corroborating this, the counselor representing Ghandi A, Aminu Mu’azu Ghandi, said 14 of the vigilantes were from Ghandi while the remaining five were from other communities under Ghandi district.
He said another five persons who were seriously injured were currently receiving treatment in the hospital.
According to him, the bandits wanted to invade Yartsakuwa village but were repelled by the police.
He said that apart from the vigilantes, no single resident of the community was killed.
He advised vigilantes to always wait for the police before responding to any attack. (Daily Trust)