Some vigilantes on Friday, stormed Dansadau market in Maru Local Government Area of Zamfara state, killing scores of suspected bandits.

The vigilantes who were said to have arrived the market from Ruwan Tofa and other neighbouring communities carried out the massacre to avenge the killing of three farmers in the area.

Reports indicate that because of the development, many traders had deserted the livestock and grains market.

A source was quoted to have said- “From where I was standing, I could see the bodies of the slain bandits in almost every corner of the market.

“As I am talking to you, I am right inside my house. My house is close to the market. We are afraid of the consequences that might follow. In fact, some people have started fleeing to the neighbouring communities.

“The bandits had earlier blocked Gusau-Dansadau road and forced people to suspend their travels. Commercial drivers plying the road are currently on strike over incessant kidnappings and armed robberies by the bandits.

“When the local vigilantes arrived on Friday, they blocked all escape routes in the community. Some of them stationed themselves at all the exit points of the community while the others headed towards the livestock section of the market to carry out the executions,” he stated.


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