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Zamfara Crisis: Bandits killed 2, abducts 7 including 2 months old Baby

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Security forces are actually trailing but to be recognized gunmen who invaded Kanoma village in Maru Local Government Area of Zamfara and abducted seven individuals, together with a three-month-old child, alongside with her mom, killing two individuals, Nigeria news live reports.

According to Nigeria news Live, an eye witness, Malam Ibrahim Muhammed informed the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Gusau on Wednesday that the bandits of their lots of besieged the area at about 3 a.m. on Tuesday and fired gun shots sporadically in the air to scare the residents away.

Muhammad additional explained that “It was while they have been scaring the individuals with gun shots that they killed the 2 victims who came out in the confusion.”

“We tried to boost alarm to safety agencies who have been stationed elsewhere alongside Sokoto/Gusau highway, but everybody was afraid of being sighted by the assailants who held highly effective fireplace arms,” he mentioned.

He mentioned the bandits went to the residence of one Dan Haja, an enterprise man, beat him with iron rods and inflicted severe injuries on him after which they went away along with his spouse who’s a nursing mom and her three months old child.

He additionally said the bandits moved to the home of a retired Director-General within the state government, Alhaji Sani Abdullahi, and picked him too together with six other individuals and disappeared.

“At a later time, they called to demand for a ransom of 50 million naira for the release of these abductees,” Muhammad mentioned.

When contacted, the state Police Command spokesman, SP Mohammed Shehu confirmed the assault however mentioned, “from the report we obtained, nobody was killed and a total of eight individuals mostly girls and youngsters were kidnapped by the attackers.”

He mentioned, the command’s Tactical and Anti-terrorism units had been deployed to the area to path the bandits and arrest them, adding that peace had been restored to the area.

He urged members of the public to always report such assaults or suspicious movements in good time so that help could come.

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