Armed bandits have abducted seven persons, including a three-month-old baby, at Kanoma village in the Maru Local Government Area of Zamfara State. The mother of the child infant was also kidnapped while two people were killed during the attack.

A resident, Ibrahim Muhammed says the suspected bandits who besieged the area fired gunshots sporadically to scare the residents away. He said it was while they were scaring the people with gun shots that they killed the two people.

He added that the gunmen went to the residence of one Dan Haja, a businessman, beat him with iron rods and inflicted serious injuries on him after which they went away with his wife and her three-month-old baby.

Muhammed said the bandits then moved to the house of Sani Abdullahi, a former government official, picked him along with six other persons and disappeared.

The states police spokesman Mohammed Shehu, confirmed the attack.