At least two persons were killed and over 400 cows rustled by the suspected cattle rustlers who launched different attacks at Gwaram and Unguwar Marafa villages in Jangebe district under Talata-Mafara and Tsafe local government Zamfara State between last Monday and Wednesday, respectively.
According to an eyewitness, who is a resident of Gwaram Village, the suspected bandits numbering over 50 invaded the villages at around 11.00 p.m. and searched every house in the village until about 4.00 a.m. when they completed their operation.
According to the witness, the bandits made away with over 80 cows belonging to the Head of Fulani community Alhaji, Sarkin Hilanin Gajirawa na Gwaram and killed one Dogo Dangari and Sulaiman Andi all were residents of Gwaram Village in the area during the attack.
He also said that more than 20 women were physically assaulted and raped by the bandits who also wounded five people during the operation in Gwaram.
Meanwhile, a resident of Unguwar Marafa told our reporter in a telephone interview that, the suspected cattle rustlers numbering about 60 surrounded the village at about 12am and operated for several hours before finally carting away 300 animals including cows, sheep and goats.
He disclosed that many persons including women and children were badly injured by the rampaging bandits stressing that even those that had attempted to escape were only taken to their homes sexually molested but those that had nothing to offer were brutalised.
The State Police Command Public Relations Officer, Dsp Sanusi Amiru, confirmed the incident stressing that already a joint operation team between the police and army has been deployed to the areas to restore normalcy.

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