Bandits kill village head, one other in Zamfara

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uspected bandits have killed a village head and one other person in a fresh attack on Zamfara village

The gruesome attack which happened on Sunday, March 1, has been confirmed by the police The police said some of the bandits have been arrested while operatives were dispatched to the area to prevent further attacks

A fresh attack on Kujemi village in Dansadau Emirate of Maru local government area of Zamfara state has reportedly left two people dead. The Nation reports that the police spokesperson in the state, Muhammad Shehu, has confirmed the development.

The police spokesperson said the deceased were the head of the village and one other person. Legit.ng gathers that the attack happened on Sunday, March 1 by 8.40pm. The suspected armed bandits reportedly invaded the community in large number killing one Malam Gambo of Karauchi Village and Mustapha Halilu of Dansadau district. The police in a combined operation with the military were dispatched to the area to forestall further attack on the neighbouring villages as well as to arrest the perpetrators of the heinous act.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that Shehu Sani, a former senator, had advised the governors in the northern part of the country to create a regional security outfit to protect their people. The former lawmaker made the recommendation following the bandits’ attack in some parts of Kaduna state which left many people dead on Sunday, March 1. Sani lamented that bandits are not only killing people but have also taken over the region as they allegedly impose fines and taxes.

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He said the bandits also send attack notices, control spaces, and operate without any challenge from the security agencies. The outspoken ex-lawmaker accused northern governors of ignoring the bitter reality, adding that they are afraid of confronting the federal government. He said the attacks persist because the governors have failed to take independent action to protect their people.

Lamenting that northern Nigeria has become a region of endless funerals and perpetual bereavement, Sani also accused Muslim scholars of looking the other way while Christian clerics are leading protests in the streets.

In another report, a former governor of Zamfara, Abdulaziz yari, has been accused of planning to destabilise the peace and economy of the state. The Peace Advocates Network of Nigeria (PANN) alleged that the former governor is plotting to destabilize the state through sponsored banditry

Speaking during a press briefing in Abuja on Friday, January 3, the peace network called on concerned patriots to be on the watch and for proactive actions to be taken.

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