JUST-IN: Bandits Invade Defence Minister’s Hometown

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Fear has gripped residents of Maradun Town, the country home of Minister of State for Defence, Bello Matawalle, as bandits invaded the town in the early hours of Friday, killing two persons and abducting about 30 others.

Maradun is the headquarters of Maradun local government area of Zamfara State.

Reports indicate that the bandits attacked the town at about 2:00am and it lasted for about two hours, shooting sporadically and ransacking residents’ houses.

LEADERSHIP gathered that, although the actual number of the abducted persons was yet to be ascertained at press time, the figure was, however, put around 30, including women, children and adults given the number of homes affected.

A traditional ruler, whose house was ransacked by the bandits, expressed dismay over the high level of insecurity in the town.

The traditional ruler expressed concern over the rampant attacks on the town, saying even last week Friday similar attack was carried out on the town, where cattle and sheep were stolen.

A resident of the twon, Hassan Ibrahim, lamented that the attack was terrible as bandits were stationed at different locations with sophisticated weapons.

He stressed the need for the Minister of State for Defence, who is the immediate-past governor of Zamfara State, to intervene in the security situation of his country home to avert further attacks.

Recall that on Wednesday, bandits attacked the palace of the Emir of Zurmi, Alhaji Bello Muhammad killing three persons and abducting several others.


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