Gunmen invaded Kanoma Village in Maru Local Government Area of Zamfara State on Tuesday at about 3am, kidnapped a 3 month old baby and seven other people, also killed two other victims.
Malam Ibrahim Muhammed, an eye witness notify the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in Gusau.
He said that the bandits invaded the area on Tuesday night and started shooting sporadically in the air to scare the residents staying in the area away.
Muhammed futher stated that the bandits went to the house of Dana Haja, who is a business man, beat him up and inflated injuries on him after which they went away with his wife who is still nursing their three months old baby. They also went with Alhaji sani Abdullahi, a retired Director General in the state government and six other victims.
“It was while they were scaring the people with gun shots that they killed the two victims who came out in the confusion. “We tried to raise alarm to security agencies who were stationed in different places along Sokoto/Gusau road, but everyone was afraid of being sighted by the assailants who held powerful fire arms,”
According to SP Mohammed Shehu, representative of the State Police Command said they were contacted after the incident took place.
Shehu said; “from the report we received, no one was killed and a total of eight persons mostly women and children were abducted by the attackers.”
“The command’s Tactical and Anti-terrorism units had been deployed to the area to trail the bandits and arrest them, adding that peace had been restored to the area.”
He also advised members of the public to be vigilant and should also report to the police incase they notice any suspicious movement around their area.