Reports say suspected bandits have attacked Gana and Rampashi communities in Zamfara state. It is alleged that they rustled about 700 cattle and over 200 camels, even as locals in 5 villages in the state have since deserted their villages.
According to a BBC Hausa report monitored on Saturday, the bandits have killed 29 locals in the affected communities.
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Abubakar Mai Inji,a resident of Tungan Rogo who had since moved to another location,said the bandits have chased out the locals in 5 villages within the Bukuyum and Anka axis.
” The places have been deserted, we’ve been in a state of fear and confusion. We are now in Nasarawa, with no food. We are hungry. They’ve killed 29 of our people, drove our cattle away and packed our food,” he said.
Another local who sought anonymity told the BBC Hausa that the bandits came on bikes numbering about 300, each carrying 3 bandits wielding dangerous weapons.
“They were shooting sporadically, they blocked the road..they crossed over to Gana and Rampashi where they rustled cattle, about 700 and over 200 camels,” he said.
When contacted,the PPRO in Zamma state,Mohammed Shehu ,told the BBC Hausa service that they were yet to get the information ,but would investigate.