Bandits on Sunday killed four persons in Tsayu village, Jibiya Local Government Area of Katsina State.
The gangsters reportedly invaded the village at about 5.30pm to rustle cows.
But the villagers mobilised and pursued the hoodlums who escaped into the forest after rustling four cows.
The bandits allegedly attacked the villagers, killing four of them.
Spokesman for the police in the state, ASP Anaz Gezawa, confirmed the incident in a statement on Monday.
He said, “The bandits killed four of the villagers and escaped into the thick hilly mountainous forest.”
Gezawa sought residents’ help to rid the state of banditry, kidnapping, robbery and other criminal activities.
Meanwhile, Fulani herdsmen on Monday allegedly killed a Fulani bandit near Kango village in Dansadau, Maru Local Government Area of Zamfara State and brought his AK-47 rifle to Government House, Gusau.
The Senior Special Assistant to Governor Bello Matawalle on Security, Alhaji Abubakar Dauran, said the bandit was killed by some Fulani herdsmen when he blocked the road leading to Dansadau town in an attempt to rob people.
According to Dauran, immediately the herdsmen were informed that fellow Fulani man was attempting to rob passersby, they quickly mobilised to the spot to engage him in a gunfight and succeeded in killing him.
He said, “They killed him instantly and brought his AK-47 gun to us here at Government House, an indication that the peace process is really working.”
According to him, since the beginning of the peace initiative there has never been any case of kidnapping or killing in the state.