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Zamfara banditry: 3 killed, 20 kidnapped, 500 cattle rustled as bandits raid villages.


Three people have been killed and about 20 others abducted following a new attack in Maradun local government area of Zamfara state. In the same horrible event, several person were injured and 500 cattle stolen in the home town of Governor Bello Matawalle, Channels TV reports. According to the Ahmed Abubakar, the chairman of the local government, armed men stormed Faru village on Monday, June 17, and Bachiri on Saturday, June 23.

He also added that an attack by bandits in the same Maradu local government was launched on Gama Giwa village in the early hours on Sunday, June 23. He said: “My local government is under siege, they are attacking our communities and villages virtually every day and the military manpower cannot overpower these people.

“We record 4 to 5 attacks on weekly basis, people are dying, others are being kidnapped because the security forces are not well equipped to fight these people.” According to Channels TV, all efforts to reach the officials of Operation Sharen Daji was all in vain but Abubakar, however, said that villagers are now moving to local government headquarters. Meanwhile, thebiafrastar reporters, earlier reported that President Muhammadu Buhari commiserated with the government and people of Zamfara on the recent infiltration of bandits, who killed several innocent citizens in Tsafe local government area of the state.

In a statement by his senior special assistant on media and publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, in Abuja on Sunday, June 23, Buhari condemned the incident, describing the bandit’s attacks as ”callous and despicable”. It was also gathered that the emir of Tsafe, Muhammad Bawa, disclosed that 18 persons were killed by gunmen in some communities in Tsafe local government area of Zamfara state. The monarch made the disclosure on Friday, June 21, while receiving the House of Representatives member representing Gusau/Tsafe federal constituency, Kabir Mai-Palace.

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