According to report more than 100 people have been killed in Katsina State after a clash between two bandit groups at Illela village in the Safana Local Government Area of the state.
The clash between the Mani Sarki camp and Dankarami, supported by Abu Rada camp, last Thursday also left many injured.
According to sources, Sarki, a repentant bandit who accepted the government’s amnesty, has since been seen as an outcast by many other bandits in the forests.
It was gathered that his acceptance of the amnesty forced Sarki to relocate to Illela village to start a new life, though some of his men refused to move with him.
A source said: “Some bandits led by one Dan Da from Alhaji Dankarami gang had carried out an attack in Illela area, but the other gang repelled them, causing them to abandon their weapons, including anti-aircraft gun which were all taken away by the attackers as booty. That infuriated them and they’ve not forgotten it.