Bandits Kill 4, Kidnap 6 And Raze Telecom Service Mast In Zamfara

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Four persons have been killed while six others were kidnapped as gunmen invaded Zurmi and Maru Local Government Areas of Zamfara State.

It was gathered that the gunmen besieged Zurmi town, the headquarters of Zurmi local government area, where they attempted to forcefully gain entry into the palace of an Emir.

A resident of the area, Musa Mande told Leadership that the bandits opened fire on the palace of the traditional ruler as well as the neighbouring residence belonging to the former military administrator of Nasarawa State, Col. Bala Mande (Rtd).

He further hinted that the Emir was evacuated to Gusau, the state capital by security agents for his safety.

According to him, the bandits killed three persons and abducted three other persons during the incident.

He also stated that the bandits set the MTN mast at the place on fire, destroying all associated network boosting equipment at the facility during the attack

Similarly, bandits also attacked Maru town, the headquarters of Maru local government council where they killed one person and kidnapped three others.

According to one Musa Ibrahim Maru, the bandits besieged the town around 11:00 pm Wednesday night and operated for more than two hours.
“The bandits ransacked the town for over two hours. As I am speaking to you now, many residents mainly women and children have fled the town for their safety”, 
he added.

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