Bandits riding on camels, horses Kill 18 residents in Zamfara community
At least 18 persons including women and children have been slaughtered by suspected bandits in Kurya Madaro town of Kaura Namoda local government area of Zamfara state, Blueprint reports.
An eyewitness, Malam Mohammed Lawali Kurya, who narrowly escaped the attack recaounted that the hoodlums stormed the town Tuesday around 11:30pm.
Kurya said the bandits comprising men and women, rode on camels and horses with dangerous weapons during the invasion of their town.
The source also disclosed that the bandits set ablaze a police operational vehicle, a trailer and four other vehicles belonging to the community as well as many shops during the attack.
“Immediately they started the attack, even our district head informed the military and other security personnel but we didn’t see them until the following early morning of today (Wednesday),” he added
“I suspect that these people were not Nigerians but from Niger Republic because their mode of dressing and language intonation indicated that they are not Nigerians,” he further said.
While calling for the deployment of more troops, he said all those killed in the mayhem had been buried according to Islamic rites.
“We have buried 18 of our people who were gruesomely killed by the bandits last night, in line with Islamic tenets today,” the source added.
All efforts made to reach the image maker of the State Police Command, SP Muhammd Shehu proved abortive.
The Commissioner of Police, Ayuba N. Elkana too could not be reached as he was said to be holding a crucial security meeting as at the time of this report.