Ten people have reportedly been killed by armed bandits in Ruwan Tofan village of Maru Local Government Area of Zamfara State.
Malam Aminu who is an eye witness, narrated that the bandits who were on motorcycles attacked the village last Saturday and started shooting at people killing ten and injuring many during the shooting. The bandits also stole large number of livestock.
Malam Aminu said people in the village attempted to defend themselves but were overwhelmed by the bandits.
He stressed that the bandits has tried severally in the past to attack the village but were unable to do so.
He said they have been trying to attack the village with the aim of stealing their livestock but they were repelled at the time, but the bandits later came in large number, which is why they were successful in attacking the village.
Affirming the incident, SP Muhammed Shehu, Police Public Relations Officer, said that the Yankasai are the one who lost their lives when they confronted the bandits.
According to the PRO, the Yankasai were searching for the bandits in order to recover the stolen animals of which they were ambushed in the process and killed by armed bandits.