Bandits extinguish infantrymen, abduct motorists in Zamfara – Witnesses


Some infantrymen were feared killed Wednesday afternoon as they tried to repel an attack by bandits on travellers in Zamfara Speak.

Witnesses talked about the bandits additionally abducted many motorists in the incident which occurred on a toll road leading to Gusau, between Kucheri and Wanzamai in Tsafe native authorities effect of the allege.

In accordance with Maryam Gatawa, a lecturer with the Federal University Gusau, the attack lasted for bigger than 30 minutes.

She talked about she narrowly escaped being abducted in the incident.

“They had apt finished abducting members when our automobile arrived. I observed members in the villages working from their properties to safety,” Mrs Gatawa talked about.

She added that the infantrymen were killed while attempting to repel the attack.

The bandits were talked about to cling abducted many motorists and carted away weapons and ammunitions of the infantrymen.

The Navy Director of Public Family members, Onyema Nwachuku, did no longer capture calls to his cell phone or acknowledge to SMS asking for his voice on the reported attack.

Top class Instances is yet to substantiate the claims of fatalities.

However one other resident, Abubakar Bala Tsafe, confirmed the attack to Top class Instances.

“I heard that they blocked the Wanzamai – Kucheri toll road and they killed infantrymen. The attack took allege around 2: 45 p.m. and they (bandits) were talked about to cling closed down the toll road to guarantee that safety personnel did no longer arrive to the rescue of the motorists or villagers being attacked,” he talked about.

Our reporter additionally spoke with one other motorist, who talked about “around 2-3 this afternoon on my technique from Abuja to Gusau, straight after Yankara in Katsina, we met a closed toll road being manned by some safety personnel. We later chanced on out that there used to be an attack on infantrymen on the toll road by bandits who were talked about to be working on the toll road.”

He added that he helped police officers to evacuate the corpses of the infantrymen.

The police spokesperson in the allege, Mohammed Shehu, did no longer acknowledge to calls and SMS sent to him on the attack.

Zamfara in North-west is one in every of the states plagued by banditry.

Safety measures in conjunction with a shutdown of mobile telecommunications network and weekly markets, restriction on sale of gasoline, imposition of a dusk to interrupt of day curfew, amongst others, were lately taken by the allege governments as portion of efforts to handle the probability.

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