Bandits kill 4, abduct over 300 others in Zamfara community

Gunmen suspected to be bandits in the early hours of Monday attacked Gora Namaye community of Maradun Local Government Area of Zamfara State, killing four persons and kidnapping over 300 villagers.

According to an eyewitness who puts his name as Suleiman Gora, the bandits stormed the community in large number with many vehicles, shooting sporadically.

The source said they were going house to house, killing the ones they wanted and abducting others, pointing out that there were no security interventions until the bandits were done with their nefarious activities.

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“As I am talking to you on phone, many people have been killed while over 300 were whisked away by the bandits”

When contacted, the state police command’s spokesman, SP Mohammed Shehu confirmed the incident, saying that the bandits killed only four people and kidnapped 50 persons.

SP Shehu, however, said that armed security operatives have been deployed to the axis to rescue the kidnapped victims and search for the bandits for possible arrest.