It has now become a delicate thing to go to the market in some states in Nigeria. 

This is because bandits, as they are now referred to, could open fire on everyone in the market. 

It was a strange thing for the people in a market in Karakai village in the Bungudu Local Government Area of the state, when suddenly gunmen opened fire on them. 

At least two persons were killed.  

The attack and killing was confirmed by the Police command in Zamfara on Friday.

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In a statement, a spokesman for the police in the state command, Muhammad Shehu, said the incident occurred on Thursday evening at the Karakai market.

“There were sporadic gun shots by gunmen at the market. We recorded the death of two persons while three others were injured.

“During the attack, the police team at the market could not exchange fire with the attackers to avoid further loss of lives and property.

“However, the attackers used the crowd as human shield to escape from the scene.

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“Normalcy has been restored with patrol teams keeping vigilance in the affected environs.

“Investigation has commenced with a view to fishing out and arresting the perpetrators of the attack,” he said. 

This is coming just as military forces said they have launched an operation in Sokoto State which will also extend to Zamfara.

It is targeted at ending the activities of bandits in the states. 

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