BREAKING: Heavy Gunshots, Many Soldiers, Villagers Feared Dead As Terrorists Attack Communities
At least 34 people, including seven soldiers have been killed by terrorists in Dan Gulbi district, Maru Local Government of Zamafa state.
According to the head of the local vigilante group, Ismail Magaji, the incident occurred on Monday afternoon.
A resident, Lawali Zonai, told Reuters that the soldiers were ambushed and killed on their way to aid the community from the attack.
Zonai said, “Twenty-seven villagers were killed in the attack while seven military personnel were ambushed on their way to aid the community from the gruesome attack.”
Spokesperson for the Zamfara state police is yet to confirm the incident.
Gangs of heavily armed men, locally referred to as bandits, have wreaked havoc across Northern Nigeria in the past three years, kidnapping thousands, killing hundreds and making it unsafe to travel by road or farm in some areas.
The attacks have confounded Nigeria’s security forces that are overstretched combating a 14-year Islamist insurgency in the northeast, violent farmer-herder and sectarian clashes in the central region and rising attacks by a separatist group in the southeast.