There was a serious tension on Wednesday evening when some armed bandits invaded Kwanar Mayanci, Maru Local Government Area of Zamfara State, on motorcycles and looted residents’ belongings.
According to eyewitness’ accounts, the incident made the villagers take to their heels thinking the gunmen were Boko Haram elements ready to strike.
It was gathered that the gunmen were later discovered to be suspected armed bandits.
They reportedly made away with many food items and some jerry cans containing petrol, which belonged to roadside vendors of petrol in the town.
However, the leader of the group was said to have later compensated the victims of the loot with N20,000.
The hoodlums were said to have occupied the Gusau-Sokoto road for over half an hour before they zoomed away with their motorcycles into the forest.
The Special Adviser to the Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Dauran, told newsmen that the gunmen were repentant bandits moving out of the state.
“They are moving out of the state as we have no problem with them and the state has become too hot for the armed bandits and notorious kidnappers,” he added.
Also, the state Police Public Relation Officer (PPRO), SP Muhammad Shehu, maintained that the gunmen were moving to Birnin Gwari in Kaduna State.