Scores Slain, Houses Razed as Bandits Attack Zamfara Village

Nigeria news

Charles Nwoke, Zamfara, Nigeria
November 23, 2020

Above image courtesy of local news. 

Although the casualty figures are still yet unknown, women, aged, and underage was brutally hacked to death by the rampaging bandits – resident.

Gunmen suspected to be bandits have killed scores of persons on Sunday in a gruesome attack that lasted for more than an hour in Aljumma Village under Maradun Local Government Area of Zamfara State.

According to a source who pleaded anonymity, women, aged, and underage was hacked to death by the bandits, adding that the casualty figure was yet unknown.

He revealed that the killers raided the village as a reprisal attack in retaliation for an offensive launched against them by Nigerian security forces.

The source said, “The bandits were initially challenged by security forces and vigilante groups, they went back to regroup.

“Hours later, they came back on bikes, more than 50 of them stormed the village. They started shooting people sporadically, setting fire to the dead and on property. It was extremely horrific, they destroyed the whole village”.

This comes days after Dutsin Gari, a village under Maru Local Government Area, was attacked and about 40 people were abducted by gunmen.

The torture and torment orchestrated by the activities of those nefarious and criminals elements called bandits have in no little measures negatively affected both public and private sectors of the economy in the Northern part of Nigeria, such that human life is now worthless as people are being killed every day and night uncontrollably.