No fewer than 18 persons, including a vigilante leader, have been killed in separate attacks on communities under the Ruwandoruwa ward of the Maru Local Government Area in Zamfara State.

An eyewitness, Aminu Ilyasu, who is a member of a local vigilante group known as Yansakai, said the armed bandits targeted the vigilante leader of Dangamji community.

He explained that the vigilante leader, Dahiru Dangamji, was killed alongside three other persons in his hideout inside the bush around Danzara community.

Iliyasu further revealed that, members of the vigilante group in Ruwandoruwa quickly mobilised to the area in response to the attacks but they were ambushed by the bandits along the road.

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