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Three killed as bandits attack Zamfara market

Nov 3, 2022

Bandits attacked Gidan Goga community market in Maradun Local Government Area of Zamfara State, reportedly killing three people. 

 

The gang of bandits stormed the market which is situated 7 kilometres off Kaura Namoda-Shinkafi road, on Wednesday evening, November 2, 2022, firing at traders.

 

It was gathered that a vigilante shot dead two of the bandits in attempt to repel the attack. 

 

Residents told Daily Trust that three men who attempted to escape were reportedly killed by the bandits.

 

“When the armed criminals had arrived, they opened fire on traders and pandemonium broke out as everyone was scrambling out of the market to safety,” a resident said. 

 

“However, a vigilante wielding dane gun fired several shots at the assailants, killing two of them instantly. The vigilante quickly changed position and continued to fire shots at the advancing gang of criminals even when some of his colleagues had withdrawn.

 

“The armed men called of reinforcement and overpowered the vigilantes. They flooded the deserted market looted goods and set dozens of motorcycles ablaze. Burned out motorcycles and market stalls have doted the scene of the fight.

 

“Some military uniforms and other goods were recovered after the armed gang had withdrawn. One of the slain traders was from Kaura Namoda town and his burial has been scheduled for tomorrow morning,” a resident said.

 

One of the traders killed during the attack has been identified as Malam Bello, the owner of glass business.