Foiled attack: Vigilantes kill nine, arrest four bandits in Niger

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A vigilante group in Azza Community in Lapai local government of Niger state has foiled bandits on community killing nine armed bandits.

Vigilantes also arrested four of bandits after an intense of gunfire.

incident was said have happened on Sunday afternoon.

The learnt that people who were going ransom met in the same place when they were trying get the location drop the ransom for the bandits.

The people met the Vigilantes on the way and informed them about their plight and doubt about dropping the money for the bandits.

The Vigilantes then took over and traced the bandits to where they were supposed to receive the money and this led to the of .

Residents of Gulu said that the bandits had killed four men who they kidnapped some time ago.

Bodies of the men were found in a search and rescue mission by the vigilantes after a woman who escaped the bandits explained to them the route she took when she escaped.

Niger state Police Public Relations , DSP Wasiu Abiodun was unavailable to comments.