Locals of Gidan Maikudi hamlet, a herders’ settlement in Kerawa, Igabi LGA, Kaduna State drove away bandits trying to attack the community.
The armed bandits planned to take some residents of the community hostage but fled on meeting heavy resistance.
Commissioner of Kaduna State Ministry of Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan said the community vigilantes opened fire at the bandits to repel the attack.
Although they succeeded in driving off the bandits, Alhaji Maikudu Husaini and his brother Nafiu Husaini both residents of the community were shot during the stand of with the former killed on the spot and the latter rushed to a hospital.
The Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufai offered his condolences to the grieving family and prayed for the repose of the lost soul.