The Chief Imam of Kwangwami Jumuat mosque in Kwangwami community in Zurmi Local Government Area of Zamfara State, Alhaji Liman Auwalu, and one villager have been killed during an attack on the community by bandits.
Villagers that spoke on the incident, noted that the bandits destroyed many farmlands and made away with cattle and other valuable properties.
An eyewitness identified as Ibrahim Kwangwami, disclosed that the bandits invade the community in their large numbers on motorcycles and started shooting sporadically.
The Chief Imam during the attack was hit by a stray bullet while the villager identified as Hamisu Bako was shot dead at his farm.
The spokesman of the command, SP Mohammed Shehu, while confirming the incident, said armed police tactical operatives have been deployed to the area and efforts to arrest the bandits are ongoing.
Shehu added that normalcy has returned to the community, with everyone going about their daily activities.