A vigilante group in the northwestern state of Zamfara has killed Ali Dan Hizge, a ranking member of a terror gang responsible for terrorising the Kaura Namoda area of the State.
HumAngle learnt that a self-defence militia also known as Yan Sakai intercepted Dan Hizge, the second in command to the terror kingpin, Dan Sadiyya, on Monday in Korumuni, about 12 km from Kaura Namoda.
Over the years, vigilante groups have sprung up to fill the void left by insufficient policing and threats to communities by armed gangs.
However, these groups affiliated with Hausa communities have been blamed for exacerbating the security crisis through profiling and extrajudicially targeting members of the Fulani pastoralists community.
In September, Yan Sakai, from Goronyo, stormed Mamande village in Gwadabawa Local Government Area (LGA) in Sokoto State, killing 11 Fulanis whom they accused of involvement in ‘banditry.’
In Zamfara, a total number of 142,680 displaced persons were recorded in the September displacement report from the Organisation for Migration, Displacement Tracking Matrix programme for displacement in the Northwest and North-central.
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