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Zamfara govt provides update on alleged attack of Ruwan Toga by bandits

Zamfara State authorities has refuted experiences that 40 villagers of Ruwan Toga had been killed and over 60 kidnapped yesterday by gunmen suspected to be bandits.

Addressing newsmen on the Authorities Home in Gusau, the State capital, Governor Bello Mohammed Matawalle who spoke by means of his Deputy Chief of Employees, Dr. Bashir Maru mentioned the report was unfounded and geared toward damaging the status of the state authorities.

“The great folks of Zamfara State wakened yesterday with gorgeous information as carried by some media organizations each digital and on-line that bandits attacked Ruwan Tofa village of Maru Native Authorities Space of the state and kidnapped 60 folks.

“A sure on-line newspaper went additional to report that the bandits additionally killed 40 folks within the mentioned assault. Gents of the Press, nothing may very well be farther from the reality than this fabricated data.

“The true account of what occurred was {that a} group of suspected armed bandits arrived Tungar Baushe on Tuesday and sought to gasoline their bikes by means of act of intimidation and coercion, which they did and took together with them meals, medicine, water, mushy drinks and thereafter left with out recording any casualty.

“As they moved out of the village in the direction of the subsequent village of Ruwan Tofa, data unfold and the Ruwan Tofa group ready protection of their territory and within the ensuing melee, a lot of the suspected armed bandits had been resisted and ambushed and plenty of of them had been killed and others escaped with totally different levels of accidents”

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“Two folks from Ruwan Tofa sustained gunshots accidents and are recuperating in an undisclosed hospital for motive of safety.”

In keeping with Dr. Maruthe, the suspected armed bandits weren’t carried out, and the next day, Wednesday third March, 2021, they returned to Tungar Baushe village.

“Authoritative sources reported that the bandits attacked the village and burnt down two autos loaded with grains and different valuables however no life was misplaced. Sadly, they kidnapped a variety of individuals together with girls and youngsters.

“At the same time as we converse, many of the abductees have since returned safely to their village. Concerted effort are effectively underway by the Zamfara State Police command surveillance unit to determine the precise variety of these nonetheless in captivity.”

“It’s due to this fact unlucky that some media organizations, with out correct investigation and affirmation went forward to printed fabricated accounts dished out to them by enemies of peace within the state. It’s worthy to ask yourselves as media practitioners why those that gave you the false data of 40 folks killed by the bandits (which in itself is blatantly false) refused to provide the data of the bandits killed by sheer efforts of the resilient folks of Ruwan Tofa.

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“One other problem of topical significance is a current arrest by an Military officer and his girlfriend who’re engaged in aiding bandits with navy uniforms and ammunition in energetic connivance with different saboteurs.

“This arrest was solely made attainable by means of group pushed intelligence. Whereas the state Authorities awaits the motion the navy will tackle this matter and make an official assertion, the event has additional proved the place of Governor Bello Mohammed that until the battle in opposition to banditry is cleansed of dangerous eggs and saboteurs, we might not document the specified success within the battle.

“Zamfara State Authorities needs to name on all media organizations to correctly examine and authenticate their info earlier than they rush to the press. The safety scenario within the state is fragile and can’t afford to cope with falsehood and fabrications.”

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