Eight suspected bandits and six vigilantes have been killed during a gun duel at Kundu axis, near Zungeru in Wushishi local government area of Niger state.
The incident occurred on Tuesday, around nine o’clock pm when the community was notified about suspected kidnapers movement across Kundu towards Akere with a large numbers of rustled cattle.
The Army and vigilantes decided to ambush the bandits trying to escape with the rustled cattle.
This therefore led to the casualties from both sides, while others sustained various degrees of injuries.
The bandits abandoned the rustled cattle and fled.
During a telephone interview, Chairman Wushishi Local Government Council Alh Suleiman Danjuma Nalango confirmed the incident.
Reporting by Aliyu Lawal, Editing by Omotola Oguneye