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Zamfara State: Suspected Fulani Terrorists Kill Officer, Abduct Monarch’s Wife Alongside 14 Others in Maru Community

In the early hours of Monday, tragedy struck Ruwandoruwa community in Maru Local Government Area of Zamfara State as armed sinister terrorists laid siege, resulting in the unfortunate demise of a mobile policeman attached to the Maru Police Division. The assailants, whose actions were marked by indiscriminate gunfire, targeted the district head’s residence.

The brave officer lost his life while valiantly attempting to defend the residence, falling victim to the bandits’ ruthless assault. Amid the chaos, the criminal terrorists managed to abduct 15 individuals, further escalating the gravity of the situation.

Among the abducted was the wife of a prominent monarch within the community, adding a distressing dimension to the unfolding tragedy.

Reports indicate that the assailants, arriving around 12:30 am, unleashed horror with a brazen disregard for the safety and security of the community’s residents. The wife of the community head, tragically, became a target of the bandits after their initial attempt to kidnap the district head proved unsuccessful.

This incident serves as a stark reminder of the pervasive threat posed by criminal elements in the region, highlighting the vulnerability of communities and the urgent need for enhanced security measures. The loss of a dedicated law enforcement officer and the abduction of innocent civilians underscore the challenges faced by authorities in ensuring the safety of citizens in the face of such brazen criminality.

The community now grapples with the aftermath of this brutal attack, as efforts are underway to address the immediate security concerns and bring the perpetrators to justice.

IMAGE: Radiating truth

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