Nigeria

Bandits attack Zamfara community, kill nine, rustle livestock

Gunmen in the early hours of Friday stormed Birshin Fulani, a suburb of Bauchi metropolis, and kidnapped a nursing mother of three children, Mrs Rukayyat Odedoyin.

At least nine persons have been killed by bandits in Tungar Ruwa Village in Anka Local Government Area of Zamfara State.

The gunmen also rustled livestock, broke into shops and carted away foodstuff among other valuables.

Local sources said the gunmen invaded the town on Wednesday night.

The spokesperson of the state police command, Mohammed Shehu, who confirmed the incident on Friday night, said police tactical operatives have been deployed to the area to go after the perpetrators and to forestall further attacks.

Zamfara State is notorious for bandit attacks. Earlier on Sunday, suspected bandits attacked Rijiya village in Gusau Local Government Area of the state, killing six people and several others injured.

Also on Monday, seven police personnel were killed by bandits along the Tofa-Magami road in Gusau Local Government Area.

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