Zamfara Gov Matawalle
BREAKING: Bandits attack Zamfara community, abduct 50, kill 4
Armed bandits have attacked Goran Namaye town in Maradun Local Government Area and abducted no fewer than 50 residents after killing four.
The Zamfara State Police Command public relations officer, Muhammad Shehu, who confirmed the incident to newsmen in Gusau said that the attackers invaded the town around midnight on Sunday, killed four persons and abducted 50 others.
Shehu, however, said that the police tactical operatives had been deployed to the area.
“The state Commissioner of Police Yakubu Elkana, has ordered an immediate search and rescue operation for the victims,” he said.
Some residents however claimed that over 100 persons were actually abducted during the attack.
An eyewitness, Sulaiman Gora, said the bandits stormed the village early on Monday and remained in the village for about four hours.
Gora said the bandits ransacked houses one after the other and brought out their victims.
“I have never witnessed such a calamity in my life. The whole village was turned to a battle ground and gunshots rented in the air”.