Bandits kill 42 persons in Zamfara communities


From Maiharaji Altine Gusau
Fourty two people have been Killed by bandits in five communities of Faru district in Maradun Local government area of Zamfara State on Thursday evening.

The affected communities are, Tsauni, Gudan-Baushi, Gidan-Adamu, Wari and Gudan-Maidawa.

An indigene of the area, Malam Buba Faru said the unfortunate incident occurred on Thursday evening when the bandits who were riding over 100 motorcycles stormed the communities located few kilometers at the eastern part of Faru town.

Buba said, the bandits were shooting sporadically at the people and at the same time burning thier houses and food stores.

“They were shooting sporadically at people they came across in the five communities”.

“They also attacked farmers who were in their farmlands cultivating their crops”.

“Buba said “So far, 42 dead bodies have  been recovered by the security and volunteer groups in the area.

The bodies, according to Buba were expected  to be buried on Friday according to Islamic rites.

Speaking to Analyzer news on phone, the spokesperson of the state Police command, SP Mohammed Shehu confirmed that only 35 people were killed in the five communities.

According to him, their corpses were taken to Faru town where they were burried.

Shehu stated that, the police could not reach the affected communities on time when they were informed of the bandits attack due to the road network.

“The police personnel have tried their best to reach the affected communities on receiving the information that the bandits were there but unfortunately they could not reach the places because of the bad roads”.

He maintained that, the police were currently working tirelessly in order to arrest those bandits.

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