At least 60 people have been kidnapped by gunmen in Magami Tandu community of the Kaura Namoda local government, Zamfara state on Thursday, November 24, in the latest wave of abductions to hit the Northwestern state.
Armed attacks are common in parts of the northwest where bandits attack or kidnap for ransom, and violence has been increasing as thinly stretched security forces often fail to stop attacks.
Some residents said the gunmen on motorbikes arrived in the Magami Tandu on Wednesday evening and shot sporadically.
“On a daily basis there is killing or abduction, which is leaving us homeless. Please (tell) the government to act and bring justice to us,” said Mallam Abdulkarim, whose wife was kidnapped.
On Tuesday, 19 people were killed when armed men raided Ryuji community in Zurmi local government area, which is adjacent to Kaura Namoda.
Mohammed Shehu, Zamfara police spokesperson is yet to make a press release on the attack.
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