Bandits burn down police outpost, houses in Zamfara - Premium Times Nigeria

6/24/2022 10:19:00 PM

Bandits burn down police outpost, houses in Zamfara

Bandits burn down police outpost, houses in Zamfara

Parts of Zamfara sharing boundaries with Kebbi, Niger, Sokoto, Katsina and Niger Republic have witnessed renewed bandits' attacks in the past few weeks.

June 24, 20221 min readBandits on Thursday burnt down a police outpost, shops and three houses in Zugu village of Bukkuyum Local Government Area of.However, a youth leader in Bukkuyum, Abubakar Garba, said nobody was killed during the attack.He said after the attack, many residents deserted the community to Bukkuyum and other villages in neighbouring Gummi Local Government to seek refuge.

Zugu is the second biggest community in Bukkuyum Local Government.“Bandits from Gando forest carried out the attack. What I was informed by some of the residents who fled to Bukkuyum town was that the three of the houses were those adjacent to the police outpost.

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This menace is getting out hand. Just thinking this people have hidden agenda, maybe that's why they have being attacking security personnel so that the level of resistance will be low by the time they are set to unleash their agenda. God help us

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by June 24, 2022 1 min read Bandits on Thursday burnt down a police outpost, shops and three houses in Zugu village of Bukkuyum Local Government Area of .have killed one bandit and recovered one AK49 gun and one locally fabricated.by June 24, 2022 2 min read The gunmen who abducted 29 people returning to Zamfara State from Sokoto State where they had gone to attend the wedding of colleagues have released them after the payment of an unspecified ransom.Daily Trust reports that Rafin-Daji shares boundary with Zago community in Niger State.

However, a youth leader in Bukkuyum, Abubakar Garba, said nobody was killed during the attack. He said after the attack, many residents deserted the community to Bukkuyum and other villages in neighbouring Gummi Local Government to seek refuge. Mr Jalige, a deputy superintendent of police, said the tactical operation followed a distress call that some bandits were sighted on the Galadimawa-Kidandan Road in Giwa Local Government Area of the state. Zugu is the second biggest community in Bukkuyum Local Government. One of the victims reportedly died in captivity. “Bandits from Gando forest carried out the attack. “In a bid to truncate such mission police operatives were deployed to the location for a possible engagement and restoration of safety. What I was informed by some of the residents who fled to Bukkuyum town was that the three of the houses were those adjacent to the police outpost. According to him, 13 family members were among the 22 abducted victims.

A burnt house in Zamfara ”Residents said that the bandits had passed the community but returned around to attack it. “Some sustained bullet injuries while one was gunned down; his AK49 assault rifle and operational motorcycle were recovered.” “Every family was told to gather N400,000 while the members of the plaza and their colleagues in the state provided the remaining money. “What we believe is that the bandits returned into Zugu to neutralise the policemen in the outpost located in the village. The bandits know that the policemen would respond to distress call so they decided to attack the outpost first,” he said. He said the command had been making efforts to restore public confidence through rigorous patrol and surveillance to prevent further attacks on communities or commuters. Mr Garba said the shops were looted before they were set on fire. He said he didn’t know how much was given to the bandits “but I’m happy that my brother is okay,” he said. He said many of the wounded sustained gunshot wounds while others were injured in the stampede that ensued as people tried to escape from the gunmen. (. The district head said his people were under siege as bandits usually invade his chiefdom through Niger state.

A victim of the attack “I was in Gummi when I received a call that bandits have stormed Zugu and would be moving to other areas in the western part of the area. No one was killed and all the policemen on duty fled to safety before the bandits could reach the outpost,” said a monarch in the area, who asked not to be named. When asked about the person who reportedly died in captivity, Mr Muhammed said his identity has not been revealed. The monarch said the displaced are being taken care of at Bukkuyum. A victim of the attack The police spokesman in the state, Mohammed Shehu didn’t respond to calls and SMS sent to him on the attack. Bandits have been terrorising North-west and parts of North-central Nigeria, killing and displacing hundreds of people and rustling domestic animals. Backstory PREMIUM TIMES reported that the wedding guests were abducted when bandits opened fire on the two buses they were travelling in a few kilometres after Bimasa in the Dogon Awo junction, Sokoto State. Today, we're asking that you support us to do more.

Farmers have been chased from their farmlands while hundreds of students abducted. Hundreds of people have been killed and displaced from their homes. . The bandits had demanded a ransom of N145 million to release the 29 hostages.