No fewer than 30 terrorists have been killed following a clash between the Ansaru terrorist group and bandits around the Damari axis of Birnin Gwari Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
According to the Daily Trust report, multiple sources confirmed that the two criminal groups started a battle for supremacy last week.
This is coming barely three weeks after a shutdown of telecommunications in Zamfara State, forcing the terrorists to flee to Saulawa and Damari villages of Birnin Gwari LGA, where they hoisted their flags.
A resident of Birnin Gwari, Samaila Yakubu, who spoke with the newspaper from Zaria, said the crisis between the two criminal groups followed an order by the terrorists.
He said the terrorists had restricted bandits from abduction and invasion of communities.
Mr. Yakubu said the bandits had resisted the law, which led to a wrangle that claimed the lives of four bandits and one member of Ansaru group last Tuesday.
He said a tit-for-tat attack had ensued between the two groups which climaxed with the killing of about 30 bandits last week.
Also corroborating the incident, Hassan Ibrahim from Giwa LGA, said the terrorists had warned bandits to desist from rampant abductions, adding that the warning had not been heeded by the bandits which led to the clash.
SOURCE: Daily Nigerian