Three Soldiers Killed In A Shootout With Bandits In Kabasa, Zamfara


At least three soldiers were killed during a shootout with armed bandits in Kabasa village of Magami District in Gusau government area of Zamfara State.

Residents told Daily Trust that armed men received the community on motorcycles on Tuesday, firing at people.

A resident said aside from the soldiers, seven other persons were killed within the incident.

“The whole community was thrown into pandemonium as several other residents trying to flee the attack were injured. Seven people were confirmed dead within the attack,” a resident identified Saminu Usman told Daily Trust.

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Governor Bello Muhammad Matawalle through the commissioner of data Alhaji Ibrahim Dosara, said he received with shock the report of an attack by some “recalcitrant bandits” who unleashed mayhem on innocent people in Kabasa village of Magami district in Gusau government area of the state.

Dosara said the chief Governor is saddened and disturbed by the sad event that led to loss of lives within the village and strongly condemned it.

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The Governor also extended his heartfelt condolences to the families of the victims and prayed God to grant the souls of the departed, rest .

“The government has already directed security agencies within the state to hold out a full investigation into the incident and report back to the govt for action. The committee for the assessment of damages constituted by the government has been instructed to go to the community to assess the extent of damages inflicted on the community,” Dosara said.

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However, attempts to urge the reaction of the military failed because the spokesman of Operation Hadarin Daji within the state, Captain Ibrahim Yahaya, didn’t return several calls by our correspondent at the time of filing this report.


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