Two Killed, Others Injured As Armed Attackers Storm Zamfara Market (Graphic Photos)



Armed bandits have reportedly struck again in Zamfara state, leaving at least two villagers dead and injured. Two attack was carried out by unknown gunmen in Bungudu local government area of the state. Three other persons were injured in the deadly attack.

The Zamfara state police Command’s spokesman, Muhammad Shehu, said the incident occurred on Thursday evening at Karakai market.

He said: “There were sporadic gun shots by unknown gunmen at the market. We recorded the death of two persons while three others were injured.“During the attack, the police team at the market could not exchange fire with the attackers to avoid further loss of lives and property.

“However, the attackers used the crowd as human shield to escape from the scene. “Normalcy has been restored with patrol teams keeping vigilance in the affected environs. “Investigation has commenced with a view to fishing out and arresting the perpetrators of the attack.”

This comes days after bandits stormed the villages on motorbikes, shooting sporadically at residents and carting away their livestock.

One of the villagers said 30 people were killed across the villages during the attacks, although the police authorities insisted that only three people died.

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