Over 180 suspected bandits, on Tuesday, stormed Dan Jibga town in Tsafe Local Government Area and killed seven residents. Fifty-nine members of the bandits were killed by the residents as the clash reportedly lasted four hours.

The villagers were said to be preparing to repel another attack by the bandits yesterday.

Acting Force Information Officer, Major Clement K. Abiade confirmed that troops have been deployed to the area.

However, a villager, who identified himself as Chairman Malaha, said he sustained gunshot wounds from the bandits. He added that the residents formed a resistance group to repel the bandits.

It was learnt that over 100 villagers from the same area were abducted while an unspecified others were killed.

Danjibga is a village with flourishing businesses and affluent people. Its market day enjoys good patronage more than many others in the area.