Blood flowed in some communities in Zamfara state where some are still counting their losses after armed bandits in a multiple attacks, killed about 45 persons while some others are still missing, with shops and buildings also burnt down by unknown bandits.
Zamfara state has been thrown into deep mourning by some suspected armed bandits who launched multiple attacks in six communities on Wednesday, April 21, killing at least 45 people. According to Daily Trust, dozens of people including women and children are missing in the aftermath of the attacks.
Leakblast.com gathers that the bandits also razed down shops and public and private buildings. The affected communities are in Magami District of Gusau local government area, namely; Yar Doka, Kango, Ruwan Dawa, Madaba, Arzikin Da and Mairairai.
Residents said that the armed men first laid siege on Yar Doka village on motorbikes and shot anyone at sight. One of the traumatized residents said the whereabouts of dozens of people who escaped the attack is still unknown.
The same bandits later proceeded to another village called Kango and shot dead at least 11 people. A resident, Halliru Bala, said the armed men also killed 13 people in Ruwan Dawa community along Gusau-Dansadau road. He said: “They also shot dead seven people at Madaba, two at Mairairai and five people at Arzikin Da communities.
“As I am talking to you, the seven bodies of the slain residents had already been brought to Magami town and they would be buried this evening immediately after Iftar.”
BBC Hausa put the number of casualties at more than 50 in its own report of the incident.
Daily Trust reported that the police command in Zamfara state is yet to respond to its request to confirm the development. The newspaper added that repeated calls to Zamfara commissioner for security and home affairs, Abubakar Dauran, on Wednesday night were not answered.
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