11 KILLED IN ONGOING GUN BATTLE IN ZAMFARA AS COMMUNITY ENGAGE RAMPAGING FULANI BANDITS ON REPRISAL ATTACKS
Information available to Eons Intelligence indicates ongoing gun battle between Marauding Fulani bandits and community vigilantes at Maradun Local Government Area of Zamfara State.
Reports indicate that bandits riding on over 300 motorcycles with each carrying 3 assailants laid siege on Janbako community.
This is believed to be a reprisal attack over the killing of one of the Fulani bandit by the community people known as Yankaze at Maradun Market.
He was apprehended on suspicion of being a bandit spy. Although the community attempted to repel the attack, the bandits succeeded in killing 10 members of the community and rustling hundreds of cows.
It is worthy to note that Maradun is the home town of the state Governor who is currently in Dubai.
There is palpable tension in the community at the moment as they fear the bandits will carry out an overnight raid on the town.
There are ongoing efforts by the State to mobilize Government security forces to the area to provide security cover for the community.