3 Soldiers, 7 Residents Killed As Bandits Attack In Zamfara

Three soldiers, seven residents have been confirmed dead in a gun battle between soldiers and bandits, who came to attack residents of  Kabasa village of Magami,in Gusau local government area of Zamfara state, on Tuesday.


The bandits Nationalwatchng learnt came on motorcycles and opened fire on the residents of Kabasa, but the timely intervention of men of Nigeria Army, saved the community.

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However, 3 soldiers and 7 residents were killed by the armed bandits in exchange of gunfire with the soldiers.

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A resident Saminu Usman said: “The whole community was thrown into pandemonium as several other residents trying to escape the attack were injured. Seven people were confirmed dead in the attack.”


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Zamfara State Commissioner for Information, Alhaji Ibrahim Dosara, said the attack was from, “recalcitrant Bandits”, who do not want to embrace the peace granted by the governor, Bello Matawalle.

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Alhaji Ibrahim Dosara disclosed that: “The government has already directed security agencies in the state to carry out a full investigation into the incident and report back to the government for action. The standing committee for the assessment of damages constituted by the state government has been instructed to visit the community to assess the level of damages inflicted on the community.”

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