A group of unrepentant bandits have stormed Faru Village of Maradun Loal Government Area of Zamfara State killing about forty innocent persons.
Confirming the incident to Radio Nigeria Correspondent in Gusau, an eye witness Ahmad Lawali said the attack was a reprisal mission in Faru district of Maradun local government area of the state.
According to him, the bandits raided the town at around 4:30 pm on Thursday and began shooting sporadically on innocent peoples in the process, 39 persons mainly men where killed.
He said the bandits trailed farmers who are busy working in their farms and open fire them during the invasion.
According to him, the Bandits were said to be on reprisal mission following the arrest and killing of two bandits by the group of vigilantes known as Yansakai Group along Mafara- Faru road who were arrested with two AK-47 riffles on Wednesday.
The dead bodies were buried according to Islamic rights after today’s Friday prayer.
When contacted, the state Police Command Public Relations Officer SP. Muhammad Shehu confirmed the incident, said only 35 persons loss their lives as a result of the attack by recalstrant Bandits in the area.
He added that, a joint task forces comprising military, police, NSCDC have been deployed to the area and normalcy has been restored right now.