ZMSG confirms 7 useless in bandits assault
Zamfara Commissioner of Security and Home Affairs, Alhaji Abubakar Dauran, on Thursday confirmed the killing of seven individuals by bandits at Malele village, Mutunji District of Dansadau emirate in Maru native authorities space of the state.
Dauran instructed newsmen in Gusau that the incident occurred on Tuesday at Malele village.
The commissioner stated: “The Emir of Dansadau, Alhaji Hussaini Umar had knowledgeable me on the Tuesday Malele village assault by the bandits which left seven harmless individuals useless.
“We earlier have been receiving stories by locals that they seen the incursion into the state by suspected armed bandits who we consider are these working away from the neighbouring states of Kebbi, Kaduna and Niger having been pursued by the safety from these states.
“We are however lucky that after the attack on the Malele community, the bandits had disagreement between themselves and they killed each other, but we have no information of an attack on any other community around Dansadau.”
However, Mahammadu Malele, an eye fixed witness instructed journalists that the bandits had on the day of the assault, blocked the Gusau-Dansadau street, near Malele village the place they killed three individuals together with a 15-year-old woman, whose identify was given as Fatima, earlier than they entered Malele.
He stated the bandits additionally wreaked havoc at Babban Kwari; a neighbouring village the place they killed scores and burnt their homes and properties.
He stated that 16 corpses comprising 14 males and Two females had been recovered after the assaults.
He all of the victims had been buried based on Islamic rites within the presence of the Emir of Dansadau, Alhaji Hussaini Umar