Again, eight killed as bandits attack Zamfara community

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The Zamfara State Police Command regrettably confirm the death of eight people in an attack by suspected armed bandits on Janbako Community of Maradun LGA in the early hours of Sunday

In a statement, the Police Public Relations Officer, SP Mohammed Shehu said the bandits launched an aggressive reprisal attack on the said community following the invasion of a Fulani settlement that led to the gruesome killing of three of the Fulanis by the outlawed “Yansakai” group.

“On the receipt of the report, the Command quickly responded and deployed a Combine team of PMP/CTU led by the DPO Maradun and the Military who moved down to the village and engaged the bandits who quickly fled and escaped into the forest with possible casualties”.

“At the end of the encounter, eight Villagers were unfortunately discovered to have been killed by the bandits during the attack.

“Corpse of the deceased and those injured were taken to the hospital in Talata Mafara for autopsy and medical treatment”.

Shehu said the attack on Janbako Community was aggravated by the continued operation of members of the outlawed “Yansakai” group despite its proscription by the state government. Punch

 

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