Bandits attack on Janbako Community of Maradun Local Government Area of Zamfara State, on Sunday morning, has left eight persons dead.
According to the Zamfara State Police Command the armed bandits launched a reprisal attack on the community following the killing of three Fulanis by the outlawed ‘Yakasai’ group when they (Yakasai) invaded a Fulani settlement earlier on.
In a statement issued by the Police Public Relations Officer, SP Mohammed Shehu, activities of the Yakasai group is aggravating the attacks on members of the community.
He said, “On the receipt of the report, the Command quickly responded and deployed a Combine team of PMP/CTU led by the DPO Maradun and the Military who moved down to the village and engaged the bandits who quickly fled and escaped into the forest with possible casualties”.
“At the end of the encounter, eight Villagers were unfortunately discovered to have been killed by the bandits during the attack.
“Corpse of the deceased and those injured were taken to the hospital in Talata Mafara for autopsy and medical treatment.”