By; MOHAMMED MUNIRAT NASIR, Gusau
At least three people have been reportedly killed in a fresh attack by bandits in Karakai village, Bungudu Local Government Area of Zamfara State.
According to a local source, the attackers in their dozens stormed the village market around 5.30 pm on Thursday and began shooting which resulted in the death of the at least three people while about eight sustained injuries.
The source commended the Emir of Bungudu and notable indigenes of Karakai whom he said have being commiserating with the families of the dead and rendering assistance to victims of gun shots.
The state Police Public Relation Officer (PPRO), SP Mohammed Shehu in a statement confirmed the death of two people in the attack.
Shehu said that on 19th July, there was sporadic shooting by unknown assailants at the Karakai evening market.
“Police team on market banditry patrol could not exchange firing to avoid loss of innocent lives and collateral damage. However, the assailants used the crowd as human shield to escape from the scene. 2 persons died from the gunshot, while 3 injured rushed to the hospital”, he said.
The State Police Spokesman added that investigation has commenced with a view to fish out, arrest and bring to Justice the perpetrators of the dastardly act.
Shehu assured that normalcy has been restored with patrol teams keeping vigil in the affected environs.
Those who loss their lives have buried according to Islamic injunctions while those injured are receiving treatment at the hospital.
The latest attack is coming just about three days after similar attacks by bandits in some villages in Maradun local government area.