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Bandits again attack Zamfara community; 3 killed, 7 abducted



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Bandits on Friday attacked Dansadau community in Maru local government area of Zamfara State.

Incoming reports say three people were killed, and about seven others kidnapped. It was also gathered that an Armoured Personnel Carrier (APC) belonging to the military was also set ablaze by the hoodlums.

A resident of the community who narrated how the incident happened, said the heavily armed bandits attacked the community around 2:30am and laid a siege that lasted for about four hours, ending in the early hours of the day.

Though the state police spokesman, Mohammed Shehu could not be reached when Ripples Nigeria put a call across to him nor respond to text messages, it was gathered that the bandits were angry about the rescue of over 100 kidnapped victims on Tuesday in Manawa village under the same Dansadau district.

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In the past few months, Dansadau community located about 99 kilometers from Gusau, the state capital, has become a hotbed for bandits who invade the community regularly and abduct residents due to the topography and proximity to huge forests.

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