By Uzair Adam Imam
Citizens in Kahiyal in Bugaje word of Jibia, Katsina State, have bravely stood up to bandits who invaded the village to collect tax from the innocent people.
The Daily Reality gathered that two armed bandits came into the village in broad daylight, asking people to give them money.
The villagers feigned to oblige but only for one of them to quickly grab the bandit’s rifle while dropping the money. Other locals, who also had their weapons, helped him.
A citizen, Professor Abdussamad Umar Jibia, narrated the incident on his Facebook wall.
He said the bandits “stayed in one place and asked the villagers to contribute money and bring it to them.
“The villagers did that. However, unfortunately for the criminals, the person who brought the money dropped it and quickly grasped the boy holding the rifle.
“Other villagers who were ready with their local weapons rushed on the criminals and finished them off as it should be,” he said.
Insecurity and banditry are the major security issues bedevilling the northwestern part of the country, leading to thousands of deaths while numerous others are forced to migrate.
The criminals impose unlawful taxes on countless farmers and others living in the affected areas.