One person has been killed and many injured as bandits opened fire at Yartashar Sahabi Market, Dansadau Emirate in Maru Local Government area of Zamfara State.
It was gathered that the bandits stormed the market square on Thursday morning and began shooting sporadically into the air to scare buyers and sellers.
According to an eyewitness, many people were injured while trying to escape from the bandits during the market invasion.
The source said some residents locked themselves inside their houses, while the bandits went away with food items worth millions of naira belonging to the traders.
He revealed that the bandits set the market ablaze and ran to the bush as they sighted the Mobile Police attached to Operation Puff Adder.
“The bandits after looting some food items set almost all the stalls of the market, including some provisions belonging to traders on fire and ran to the bush as they sighted the Mobile Police attached to Operation Puff Adder,” the source said.
Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari’s National Security Adviser, Babagana Monguno, has accused security agencies of not working with each other to tackle insecurity.
Naija News reports that Monguno made this known while speaking at the third quarterly meeting of Secretaries of State Governments (SSGs) held on Thursday in Abuja.
While urging states to improve security situations through better training and funding, he called on states to engage community leaders to enhance intelligence gathering.
He said: “If you disengage community leaders, you will not have the type of intelligence you need:, NAN quoted him as saying.
“Right now, security agencies do not work together as closely as expected. We have been trying to ensure unity of purpose and operation.”
Speaking further, Buhari’s NSA noted that if traditional leaders are left out, all kinds of leaders of various sects would fill the vacuum.
Monguno regretted that monarchs have been taken away from what they are supposed to coordinate.
Source: Naija News