Seven Killed As Suspected Bandits Invade Zamfara Village

Suspected armed bandits have reportedly killed seven persons during an attack on Yanbuki village in Zamfara State.

The incident is said to have occurred on Tuesday evening in Zurmi Local Government Area of the state.

While police authorities in Zamfara have yet to confirm the attack, the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Muhammed Shehu, did not respond to several calls put across to him.

On Wednesday the eyewitness said that  immediately the bandits arrived in the village, they fired sporadic gunshots.

As a result of the large number of the assailants, residents were said to have become skeptical and ran to safety.

“We have conducted the burial of seven (7) people who lost their lives to the attack in Yanbuki,” said the witness who does not want his name mentioned.

“They have been ransacking houses – room by room – throughout the night, burgled shops, and carted away goods and foodstuffs belonging to the residents of the area.”

According to the source, the bandits rustled about 500 cows, as well as hundreds of sheep and goats during the attack.


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