No fewer than four people from Gidan Damo village in Tsafe Local Government Area of Zamfara State have been reported killed as armed bandits stormed the village on Wednesday night and shot seven people.
A resident of the community who pleaded anonymity described the attack as terrible.
According to him, the bandits invaded the village in large numbers on motorcycles and started shooting sporadically.
“They shot seven people in our community, and out of them, four were confirmed dead on the spot,” he added.
Speaking further, he explained that the villagers ran into the bush for safety, and some of them could not find their family members.
Asked if the terrorists kidnapped anyone during the attack, he stated: “We cannot be sure as of now if the terrorists abducted some of our people because, as I am talking to you now, I am hiding inside a farm for safety.”
It was learnt that the insecurity situation in Zamfara has become terrible following a resurgence of banditry. In the past two months, bandits have been operating on a daily basis.
Efforts to reach Zamfara State Police Command’s spokesman, ASP Yazod Abdulahi, for confirmation, proved unsuccessful at the time of filing this report.