Terrorists kill 8 civilians in Zamfara 

No fewer than eight civilians have been killed by armed bandits in Maradun local government of Zamfara state.

Resident in the area identified as Muhammad Yusuf told Blueprint via telephone interview that the bandits attacked the victims when they were busy clearing road and killed eight of them.

He said the attack occured  Sunday at around 12:00 pm.

He further stated that on the fateful day, three corpses were recovered and buried according to Islamic right in Maradun town the headquarters of Maradun local government area of the state while the remaining five were also recovered Monday.

“Haven heard about the attack, we moved to the scene and evacuated three persons who lost their lives Sunday and today Monday. We recovered five additional persons and they have since been buried according to Islamic injunction,” he said.

He  added that many people were injured during the attack and  there are other people missing.

“As I am talking to you now, we are looking for some of our people who did not return home after the attack,” he added.

Muhammad urged the federal government to redeploy more troops to the state with a view to contain the lingering insecurity due to armed bandit’s activities.

“We’ve noticed the resurgence of banditry all over the state and we are appealing to  President Bola Ahmed Tinubu to come to our aid in addressing this challenge before tthings get out of the hands,” he said.

The state police command’s Public Relations Officer (PRO), Asp Yazid Abubakar, could not be reached as at the time of compiling this report.