- Bandits have killed about 20 people in Ganar-Kiyawa village of Adabka District, Bukkuyum local government
- According to reports, the local government has been under constant attack from the criminals for some time now
- The report added that the people of the area have been sleeping in the bush for the fear of being attacked by the bandits in their homes
Some innocent people have once again lost their lives in Nigeria following a deadly attack by bandits in Zamfara state.
About 20 people were reportedly killed by the bandits in Ganar-Kiyawa village of Adabka District, Bukkuyum local government area.
The gunmen stormed the community and started shooting sporadically, killing 20 persons including the village head, Channels TV reports.
The news outlet gathered that the bandits also attacked some surrounding villages, looted shops, and carted away some valuables
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A source from the area who pleaded anonymity said that communities under Adabka ward have been witnessing a series of attacks and abductions from the bandits.
The source said:
“Today’s (Sunday) attack was a major one; they have been coming almost on daily basis to abduct people, major women, and children.
He said residents of Ganar Kiyawa have been sleeping in the bush for the fear of being attacked by the bandits in their homes.
Speaking on the presence of the military in the area, he said the military was only stationed at Adabka and Gwashi town, leaving other villages vulnerable to bandits’ attack.
“The security agencies are not enough to mount all the villages around. We only have a military presence in two major places, Adabka town, and Gwashi. All other villages around are left uncovered by the security agencies so these people (bandits) can just go out anytime they wish to and attack people."
Police authorities in the state are yet to confirm the latest attack.
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