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Bandits invade Zamfara market, kill 3, injure several others

Abubakar assured that efforts are underway to ascertain the full extent of the casualties, as security forces remain vigilant to prevent further attacks.

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Bandits invade Zamfara market, kill 3, injure several others

Tragedy struck in Tsafe town, Zamfara State, as at least three individuals lost their lives and several others sustained injuries following an invasion by bandits at a local market.

According to an eyewitness, the bandits struck the market around 11 AM on Sunday, unleashing terror on unsuspecting traders and shoppers.

Confirming the incident, the spokesperson of the Nigerian Police in Zamfara State, ASP Yazid Abubakar, revealed that while the exact number of casualties is yet to be determined, joint military and police forces swiftly responded to the attack, restoring calm to the area.

Abubakar assured that efforts are underway to ascertain the full extent of the casualties, as security forces remain vigilant to prevent further attacks.

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Eyewitness accounts from residents painted a grim picture of the harrowing ordeal, with at least three confirmed fatalities and numerous individuals sustaining gunshot wounds.

Residents recounted the swift and indiscriminate gunfire that sent shockwaves through the market, prompting panicked attempts to seek refuge from the onslaught.

The bravery and swift response of the security forces, including the troops of Operation Hadarin Daji, were instrumental in repelling the bandits and preventing further loss of life.

While the immediate threat may have been thwarted, the incident underscores the persistent security challenges faced by communities in Zamfara State and the urgent need for sustained efforts to combat banditry and ensure the safety of residents.

As investigations into the attack continue, authorities are urged to intensify security measures and collaborate with local communities to root out criminal elements and restore peace and stability to the region.

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