Yesterday the suspected bandits, opened fire at Yartashar Sahabi Market, under Dansadau Emirate in Maru Local Government area of Zamfara State, extinguished one person, incapacitated many, and burnt the market.

According to the source, the bandits entered the market place, raining gone sporadically to the air.

The source narrated that during the attack, many were incapacitated while trying to run away from the bandits.

The source added that people living in the market square locked themselves inside their apartment, while the gunmen went away with food stuff worth millions of naira belong to the traders, after which they burned down the market.

The statement read: “The bandits after looting some food items set almost all the stalls of the market, including some provisions belonging to traders on fire and ran to the bush as they sighted the Mobile Police attached to Operation Puff Adder."

Ngrealnews gathered that Governor Matawalle had some month ago completed reconciliation process with bandit groups, but some bandits are yet to embrace the peace and reconciliation initiative.

Meanwhile, efforts to reach the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) of the state police command, SP. Muhammad Shehu proved abortive as his telephone line was switched off.

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