Bandits attack Zamfara communities, kill 30
Gunmen suspected to be bandits have reportedly attacked Zamfara communities and killed over 25 people during the attacks.
WITHIN NIGERIA learnt that the gunmen reportedly carried out simultaneous attacks on Gobirawa, Rini, Gora and Madoti Dankule in Bakura and Maradun LGAs.
Confirming the incident, administrator of Bakura LGA identified as Aminu Suleiman said the gunmen came on motorcycles and started shooting sporadically.
“Yesterday, we prayed for 17 people killed in Rini and about 10 people in Gora. There were actually two incidents,” Suleiman said, when a delegation from the state assembly visited the area.
“The first attack led to the killing of about 20 people and the reprisal by the Yan-Sakai – local vigilante — that led to the killing of about 10 people as well.”
The bandits were also said to have burnt down houses and other properties of the villagers.
Suleiman called on the government to beef up security in the area, especially for farmers.
Reacting, Nasiru Magarya, speaker of the house of assembly who led the delegation, said the state government will provide support for the victims and ensure the deployment of more security personnel in the area.
When contacted, Muhammed Shehu, police spokesperson in the state, said security agents were able to neutralise some of the bandits.
Over the months, communities in Zamfara have suffered killings and abduction in the hands of gunmen.
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