Armed bandits on Monday attacked a local Market in Dajal Market, Mangun village in Mashegu local government area of Niger state killing no fewer than four people.
The incident didn’t end without the villagers retaliating. The villagers were said to have killed one of the bandits in retaliation.
According to Vanguard correspondent the bandits had stormed the market on motorbikes, brandishing AK 47 rifles and shooting sporadically.
It was also gathered that the bandits had earlier invaded the house of a business tycoon simply called Baira in the village apparently to dispose him of cash and other valuables but much to the chagrin of the bandits, at home.
Then, they attacked the market shooting indiscriminately at anything they met on their way. Two people were hit badly in the market.
Not satisfied with their killings in the market, the bandits were said to have proceeded to Mangun Village but met their Waterloo as they met stiff opposition from the residents of the village who had got wind of their operation in the market.
The vigilantes confronted the bandits but two of them were eventually killed by the bandits while one of the bandits was also killed.
Chairman of the State Emergency Agency, Alhaji Ibrahim Inga confirmed the incident.According to him, “my Agency is aware of the attack but we cannot say the exact number of the casualties”