One dies as bandits attack Zamfara village

By Haliru Gusau, Gusau
The Police in Zamfara have confirmed the death of one person in Magazu village of Tsafe Local Government Area of the state following a fresh attack by bandits.
The State Commissioner of Police, Alkal Shaba Akali, confirmed the incident to newsmen in Gusau on Friday.
Alkali said gunmen on motorcycles had invaded the village on Thursday night shooting sporadically in the air and shot one hunter, Idi Isa.
He said the victim was rushed to Tsafe General Hospital where he died in the early hours of Friday.
According to him, the village people were provoked by the development, which they blamed on the Herdsmen of the area and, therefore, started attacking all Herdsmen on sight.
The commissioner said he had deployed a combined team of armed mobile and regular policemen led by his deputy to contain the situation and that normalcy had been restored in the area.
Also speaking with newsmen, the Commanding Officer of 223 Light Tank Battalion of the Nigerian Army, Gusau, Col. Adamu Abdullahi said the military who were on patrol around the area had also moved in to restore order.
One of the inhabitants of the village, Musa Rabo said the herdsmen invaded the village in search of one person popularly known as Zuma whom they accused of killing their cow sometime ago.
He said the area had become very tense and this had scared away travelers on the Kadun/Gusau road.

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