- On Sunday, bandits killed ten people and kidnapped 33 women in seven villages in Zamfara state’s Gusau local government area.
- Other villagers have fled to Gusau town for safety reasons because there are no security agents in the area to combat banditry attacks.
Shehu Kura, a man who escaped to the Damba area of Gusau town, told our source that on Sunday, bandits on motorcycles went from village to village looting shops and houses looking for food and abducting women.
He emphasised that the bandits operated within the seven villages for several hours without the intervention of security agents who were not present at the time of the attacks.
“They were in the area for several hours, searching from house to house for food and other valuables,”
“They kidnapped ten women from Kura village, nine from Bayawuri village, seven from Gana village, and seven more from Doma village.”
He also stated that ten people were shot dead by the bandits while attempting to flee, while several others were injured.
According to Kura, residents of the seven affected villages have fled to Gusau town, where they are squatting in deplorable conditions due to a lack of housing.
“Despite the harsh conditions of the harmattan, most of us sleep outside or in open places because we have no other option,” Kura said.
He pleaded with the appropriate authorities to help them, noting that many of those who were affected were women and children.
Attempts to obtain comments from Alhaji Ibrahim, the commissioner of information, were unsuccessful.
Attempts to obtain comments from Alhaji Ibrahim Dosara, the commissioner of information, were unsuccessful.
The commissioner, on the other hand, told the BBC Hausa Service that he was only aware of the Geba village attack and that security agents had been dispatched to the village.