Some heavily armed bandits have reportedly killed one of their members during an attack in Zamfara State.
Naija News learnt that the assailants stormed Gama Giwa, a community in the Maradun Local Government Area of the state on Saturday and started shooting sporadically.
Reports gathered that the gunmen who came riding on motorcycles scared residents into the bush with gunshots and in the process, shot at a member of their gang.
An eyewitness who reportedly spoke to Daily Post on the incident said that the same group of bandits had invaded Gama Giwa on Thursday before the recent attack, but did not kill or kidnap anybody.
He told the reporters that they spent several hours operating with any confrontation, adding that they left the village at midnight and returned the following morning.
“The bandits stormed the village on motorcycles and many people started to run to the bushes as they sighted the bandits,” he added.
“The bandits fired a shot at one of their members, who eventually died on the spot.”
The resident lamented that the bandits have been raiding Gama Giwa community from time to time and have been conducting house to house searches, rustling livestock and raiding shops.
According to him, sometime last month, bandits stormed a neighbouring community of Damaga, killed 17, injured eight, and burnt the entire shops and traditional grain silos of the villagers.
“No effort has been made by security agencies in the state to ensure security beef up along Gama Giwa and Damaga villages since the security agencies are very much of disturbances in the area by bandits,” he said.
Naija News learnt that the bandits usually enter into the village in broad daylight, move around the communities with their arms and walk out at will without any confrontation.
However, the state police spokesman, SP Mohammed Shehu, who was contacted for further details about the recent occurrence could not respond to calls put through by newsmen.