No fewer than four Forty-two persons have been killed as armed bandits on Thursday night attacked communities in Maradun Local Government Area of Zamfara State.
The attacked communities include Gudan-Baushi, Gidan-Adamu,Gudan-Maidawa, Tsauni, and Wari .
The spokesperson of the state Police Command, Mohammed Shehu, was quoted by the Punch Newspapers as putting the death toll at 35 persons.
He said his men failed to reach the affected communities on time when they were alerted, due to the poor road network.
But a resident said the bandits invaded the communities around 11 am on Thursday morning on motorcycles.
He said the bandits operated till Friday morning.
According to him, 42 dead bodies have been recovered by the security and volunteer groups in the area.