Police Blaim Bad Roads As Bandits Kill Many in Zamfara

Jul 9, 2021 - 18:55
Jul 9, 2021 - 19:02
Police Blaim Bad Roads As Bandits Kill Many in Zamfara

By Izunna Okafor

It was a mournful moment, as gunmen suspected to be notorious bandits attacked and allegedly killed 42 villagers in five communities of Faru District of Maradun Local Government Area of Zamfara State.

According to eyewitnesses, the bandits stormed the communities and started shooting sporadically.

Confirming the incident, the Nasarawa State Police Public Relations Office (PPRO), SP Mohammed Shehu, explained that the police could not reach the affected communities on time when they were informed of the bandits’ attack due to inaccessible road.

He said, “The police operatives managed to get to the affected communities on receiving the information that the bandits were there, but unfortunately, they could not reach the places because of the bad roads.’’

He noted said the bandits killed 39 villagers and not 42 as being speculated by the villagers, pointing out that their corpses were evacuated to Dari town where they were buried.

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Izunna Okafor Izunna Okafor is an award-winning Nigerian novelist, poet, journalist, essayist, editor, translator, publicist, Igbo language activist and administrator who hails from Ebenator in Nnewi South Local Government Area of Anambra State, Nigeria. He writes perfectly in English and Igbo languages, and has published several books in both languages. He has received over 25 awards, and has over 2000 articles published online, both nationally and internationally, cutting across creative writing and journalism. See his full profile at: https://9jabooks.com/profile/484