Published 7 September 2021

Bandits and vigilantes engaged in a gun battle in the Mayaki community, Lapai Local Government Area of Niger State.

Two vigilantes died, according to sources who spoke with Daily Trust.

The Commander of Niger State Vigilante Corps, Lapai division, Muhammadu Ibrahim, also confirmed the death of the two vigilantes.

He said, “It is true that we lost two of our men during a patrol in an ambush by the bandits around Mayaki forest.

“As I speak with you, we have mobilised all our members and we have launched a manhunt for the criminals.”