Fri. Apr 19th, 2024
Jude Johnson

Six persons have been reportedly killed following a fresh attack by suspected terrorists at Rogoji community in Bakura Local Government Area of Zamfara State.

The police on Friday said an assessment of the development is ongoing.

Rogoji community is about two kilometers to Bakura town, headquarters of Bakura Local Government.

Police Spokesperson, Muhammed Shehu told journalists that confidence building patrols are currently on-going to boost the confidence of the residents.

Abdullahi, a resident of Bakura town, said the suspected terrorists stormed Rogoji community and started firing sporadic gunshots, killing five vigilantes instantly and injuring one who later died at the hospital.

The casualties, it was learnt, have been buried in accordance with religious rites.

“They invaded the Rogoji community about 11pm on Thursday. They came to the community on motorcycles in large numbers with sophisticated weapons, shooting to scare the people away,” the witness said.

He added: “The terrorists went into houses, ransacked from one house to the other, carting away valuables and rustling an unspecified number of animals in the troubled community.

The resident urged the government to provide security operatives with sophisticated weapons to fight the terrorists to a standstill and oust them from the state so that citizens can enjoy peace.

Credit | GUN

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