Security forces in collaboration with vigilantes (Yan Sakai) on Sunday repelled an attack on Magami town of Gusau Local Government Area of in Zamfara State.’
Daily Trust gathered that the armed criminals on dozens of motorcycles attempted to invade the community in the afternoon but were successfully driven away by the security operatives.
“Residents were put on edge and some of the people started scampering to safety. Traders had closed shops and ran to their respective houses to prepare for any eventuality.
“They came on motorbikes and massed up close to Sabon Garin Dutsen Kura, a community located 15 km east of Magami town.
“When the residents got the wind of the impending attack, they informed the security operatives stationed in Magami.
“The security forces and the vigilantes took position near Eid Prayer ground east of the town and the armed criminals arrived shortly afterwards.
“A gunfight ensued and the criminals were forced to retreat,” a resident who only gave his name as Babangida said.
Residents said the motorbike riding gang of armed men split into two and zoomed off.
The terror groups had made several attempts to assault Magami in the past.
The spokesman of the state police command, SP Muhammad Shehu, could not be reached for comment.