From Maiharaji Altine, Gusau
The Chief Imam of Kwangwami village in Zurmi local government area of Zamfara state, Malam Auwalu and one other person have lost their lives when the bandits invaded the village yesterday night.
An eye witness account said, the bandits who were on motorcycles stormed the village last Monday night and started shooting sporadically where a stray bullet hit and killed the village Imam.
The eye witness account further explained that the bandits also carted away with several animals, valuable items and destroyed many farmlands.
The Chief Imam Liman Auwalu was hit by a stray bullet while the other person known as Hamisu Bako was shot dead on his farm.
The Zamfara State Police Command has confirmed the incident, stressing that “armed police tactical operatives have been deployed to the area in an effort to arrest the perpetrators and bring them to book.