Bandits kill scores, abduct many villagers in Zamfara community

Gunmen suspected to be terrorists attacked Kwatar community, close to Gidan Zala, Kotorkoshi district of Bungudu Local Government Area in Zamfara State, killing scores and kidnapping many villagers.

It was reliably gathered that the bandits invaded the community in the wee hours of Friday without security operatives intervention.

According to a police officer from the village, Ismaila, many villagers were killed while some were kidnapped, with many escaping with various degrees of injuries in the deadly operation by the terrorists.

“My father, elder brother and his wife were also killed along with many villagers in the attack”, he added.

Speaking further, he said almost all the villagers who survived the attack have deserted the community for the fear of the bandits’ return.

Another villager, Ya’u Ibrahim, told newsmen that the attack was terrible, stressing that many community members sustained serious injuries as they were trying to escape from the deadly attack.

He appealed to the Federal Government to, as a matter of urgency, declare a state of emergency in the State for the residents to have a breath of freedom.

It was also gathered that on the same day, armed bandits unleashed terror attack at a village near Dangibga village in Tsafe Local Government Area of the State but the number of casualties has not been revealed at at the time of compiling this report.

This medium can authoritatively report that that axis to Tsafe Local Government Area of the State has become a bandit area.

All efforts to get the reactions of the police proved unsuccessful as the Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Yazeed Abdulahi, refused to pick his calls.

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