Gun­men kill 4 in Zam­fara

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Shehu Umar,Gusau

Sus­pected ban­dits yesterday killed four per­sons in an at­tack on Maberiya vil­lage in Shinkafi Lo­cal Gov­ern­ment Area of Zam­fara State, Daily Trust gath­ered.

A wit­ness, Ibrahim Yawo, said the ban­dits who were in the vil­lage to steal cows and other do­mes­tic an­i­mals, fired sev­eral gun­shots to scare away res­i­dents.

“Many res­i­dents have fled the com­mu­nity to es­cape at­tack. The rustlers also in­jured some peo­ple,” he said.

The state’s Deputy Com­mis­sioner of Po­lice, Us­man Na­goggo, con­firmed the at­tack, but said no ca­su­alty was recorded. He added that a de­tach­ment of po­lice­men has been de­ployed there and nor­malcy has re­turned to the area.

‘‘The hood­lums might be look­ing for soft tar­gets be­cause they can’t with­stand the heat on them as a re­sult of the joint op­er­a­tion be­ing car­ried out to get rid of them in the for­est. But we are aware of their move­ment and are do­ing our best to fore­stall any pos­si­ble at­tack,” he said.

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