- Two persons have been killed following an unknown gunmen attack on a market in Zamfara state
- The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) for Zamfara command, SP. Muhammad Shehu, confirmed the incident in a statement
- The incident occurred on Thursday, July 19, at the Karakai market, Bungudu local government area of Zamfara state
The Police command in Zamfara on Friday, July 20, confirmed the killing of two persons following an unknown gunmen attack on a market in Karakai village in the Bungudu local government area of the state.
The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) for the command, SP. Muhammad Shehu, said this in a statement he issued to journalists in Gusau on Friday, July 20.
Shehu said the incident occurred on Thursday evening, July 19, at the Karakai market.
“There were sporadic gun shots by unknown gunmen at the market; we recorded the death of two persons while three others were injured.
“During the attack, the police team at the market could not exchange fire with the attackers to avoid further loss of lives and property.
“However, the attackers used the crowd as human shield to escape from the scene. Normalcy has been restored with patrol teams keeping vigilance in the affected environs.
“Investigation has commenced with a view to fishing out and arresting the perpetrators of the attack,” he said.
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NAIJ.com previously reported that unknown gunmen attacked Malikawa village in Gidan Goga district in Maradun local government of Zamfara state.
This was disclosed in a series of tweets by Amnesty International Nigeria, adding that the gunmen entered the village and started shooting.
The attack in Malikawa village is coming five days after the armed bandits sacked seven villages under Gidan Goga district of Zamfara state.
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