Bandits attack Zamfara communities, kidnap women

Gunmen suspected to be bandits have kidnapped over 20 women, following attacks in 15 villages in the Gusau environ.

According to a BBC Hausa report, some locals in Geba and Gidan Kaura villages, and others in communities within the Gusau local government area, said the bandits invaded their communities, killed men and destroyed properties.

”The bandits kidnapped women and girls, took them away. The bandits kidnapped 10 women in Kura, at Bayauri they kidnapped 9. They also entered a village called Gana and kidnapped 7 before proceeding to Duma and kidnapped another 7 .These happened before Sunday morning,” a local source told BBC.

Reports say many villages have been deserted, as the villagers embarked on an exodus to the state capital, Gusau.

”We have women, children and the pregnant ones, there is no food. If you see where they sleep in this cold, as if there is no government,” another local source said

The Zamfara state commissioner of information, Ibrahim Dosara, who confirmed the development, said the attack happened in Geba.

He said, ”there are soldiers working in that zone, they went to Geba.They met 3 people injured, the soldiers dispersed the bandits.”

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