An ambush launched by bandits in the Kangon Garacce community under the Dangulbi district of Maru Local Government Area of Zamfara on Monday afternoon July 24, has reportedly led to the death of many residents including seven soldiers.
Residents told Channels Television that troops were responding to a distress call about the attack when they fell into an ambush planned by the bandits.
One Lawal Dangulbi told the news channel;
“The bandits divided themselves, some were attacking the community while some were stationed outside the community to prevent the military from assisting the villagers, they ambushed the troops and killed seven of them.”
Dangulbi also revealed that about 20 residents of the community were killed during the attack.
Although the Nigerian Army authorities in Zamfara State are yet to comment on the incident, a security source who is familiar with the situation but preferred anonymity because he is not authorised to speak to media confirmed the attack.