Thursday, December 8

Seven feared dead, as bandits attack rustle livestock in Zamfara community.

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Bandits have again invaded Yanbuki Village in Zurmi Local Government Area of Zamfara State where they killed seven people and carted away over 1,500 cows and sheep.

An indigene of the village, Garba Musa who narrated the ordeal to The PUNCH in Gusau town, said the bandits who were in large number arrived in the village yesterday night and began shooting at everybody they saw in order to scare the people.

Musa said, “Immediately they arrived, they opened fire on anyone they could see, as such, everyone ran helter-skelter in order to escape.

“They later moved from house to house searching for food items and animals, and also broke many shops where they carted away with foodstuffs.

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“They also rustled over 1,500 domestic animals like cows, sheep and goats.”

He maintained that when the bandits left the village, it was discovered that seven people were shot dead while several others sustained serious injuries.

“We have conducted the burial of seven people and the number of casualties could be more than this because some people ran to the bush and are yet to be seen up to this moment,” he said.

The spokesperson of the state police command, SP Mohammed Shehu, who confirmed this to journalists said, “The Commissioner of Police has already deployed enough police personnel to the area in order to restore peace.”

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