DAILY FILE – Residents of Anka and Maru local government areas in Zamfara State on Tuesday were thrown into panic when ‘hundreds’ of armed bandits stormed the area, looting in the process, Premium Times report.
The bandits were ”returning to their base in Niger State,” residents said.
Residents said over 500 bandits, dressed in military uniform and armed with AK47 rifles stopped over at Mayanchi junction in Maru Local Government Area, robbed a filing station and looted shops in the community.
“Though the bandits didn’t attack us, they were moving in a convoy of motorcycles scaring residents. They, however, robbed a filing station, looted shops. Some residents out of fear, hailed the bandits,” a resident who requested not to be named, said.
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