Bandits burn 4 operational military, police vehicles in Zamfara 

Armed bandits numbering hundreds stormed Zurmi town, the headquarters of Zurmi local government area of Zamfara state and burnt four operational vehicles of security operatives in the area.

A resident of the area, Malam Musa Aliyu Zurmi, who confirmed to Blueprint in a telephone interview Wednesday said the bandits invaded the town around 4pm Tuesday carrying heavy weapons.

They attacked the military base and police divisional headquarters and two operational vehicles of the military and two belonging to police were burnt to ashes during invasion.

Malam Zurmi further stated that the bandits exchanged fire with security operatives for over two hours. Four operational vehicles belonging to military and police were burnt during the encounter.

“As I am speaking to you now, many people in Zurmi town have fled to Dauran and Kaura Namoda to save their lives,” he said.

He stated further that  troops have been reinforced to the area and some of them were in the forest to trace the bandits.

“We are living out of fear of further reprisal attack  as the terrorists abducted 10 people during last Monday’s attack in Zurmi, including nursing mother, her husband and baby,” he added.