Vigilante Man Shoots Self Dead As Charms Fails Him

A show of bravery and gallantry turned awful as a member of Isan Gona Vigilante, in Katsina State, one Ahmadu Maikare of Gidan Jimina village in Malumfashi LGA, shot himself dead while testing a new charm meant to protect him from gunshots.

It was gathered that members of the vigilante group had converged at the residence of their leader, Mr. Sumaila Rabiu, at Dubul village in Matazu LGA, to take part in a traditional ceremony and initiate new members when the incident happened.

Maikare was in the middle of the gathering to display the charms.

According to Daily Trust, he wrapped himself up in the charms, did incantations, picked a dane gun and fired on himself. He died instantly.

Members of the vigilante fled after the incident. His relatives and friends have removed his corpse.

The Police Public Relation DSP Gambo Isah has since confirmed the incidence and said investigation is on going on the matter.