BANDITS KILL 20 SECURITY OPERATIVES IN SHINKAFI LGA OF ZAMFARA, SET THEIR CORPSES AND PATROL VANS ABLAZE
Bandits have killed not less than 20 security operatives in Shinkafi LGA of Zamfara State.
Eons Intelligence gathered that the assailants ambushed a Nigeria Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) convoy on Friday around Turji village, Shinkafi LGA, killed them and set their patrol vehicle ablaze.
Sources disclose that the security operatives were being deployed to an area ravaged by bandits when they were ambushed and killed. The assailants then proceeded to set the bodies of the victims ablaze after killing them
This incident comes barely 24 hours after bandits invaded Gurbin Baure community, Zurmi LGA of Zamfara in a midnight ambush on Thursday, killed four residents and rustled several animals.
Last week, armed bandits invaded Gabaken Mesa community, Kaura Namoda LGA of Zamfara, killing one person and rustling several cattle.
There has been a surge in banditry attacks in the North-West in recent weeks, notably in Zamfara State, leaving many dead and injured, properties destroyed, and cattle rustled.
This prompted the Zamfara State Government to shut all telecommunication services in the State.