Youths of Magamar Jibia border community in Katsina State on Sunday repelled an attack by suspected armed bandits killing three of them.
According to the residents, the gunmen invaded the community travelling in vehicles and on motorcycles around 11pm. One of the residents whose house they stormed raised the alarm and this drew the attention of youths in the area.
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The youths, it was learnt, overpowered the bandits and killed three of them while the others fled.
“The youths killed three of the bandits. In fact, they burnt two of the bandits to ashes while the corpse of the third bandit was removed by the police this morning (Monday),” a community leader said.