Crime

Bandits kill one, injure many, set market ablaze

Over one hundred Armed Bandits have reportedly attack and open fire at Yartashar Sahabi Market, under Dansadau Emirate in Maru Local Government of Zamfara State killing one person, injuring many, and setting the market on fire.

An eyewitness who pleaded anonymity said, the Bandits took positions and surrounded the market square and began shooting sporadically on-air, and dispatched the traders who are busy doing their business during the market day in the village.

He explained that, during the attack, many people sustained injuries as a result of stampedes while trying to escape from the rampaging Bandits in the market.

According to him, the residents locked themselves inside their houses while the bandits went away with food items worth millions of Naira belonging to the traders during the attack before they later set the market on fire.

The resident further stated that the Bandits after looting some food items set almost all the stalls of the market including some provisions belonging to traders on fire and ran to the bush after sighting the Mobile Police attached to Operation Puff Adder.

Governor Bello Matawalle had last year initiated peace reconciliation process with Bandits group which is currently ongoing in the state but some are yet to repent.

Meanwhile, efforts to reach the spokes Man of the state police command SP. Muhammad Shehu proved abortive as all his telephone numbers were switched off.

Sani Haruna

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