Bandits have killed at least twenty people in Ganar-Kiyawa village, Adabka District, Bukkuyum Local Government Area, Zamfara State.
NewsReport gathered that the most recent attack occurred on Sunday morning around 8:30 a.m., when gunmen stormed the community and began shooting indiscriminately, killing 20 people, including the village head.
According to Channels Television, the bandits also attacked some nearby villages, looted shops, and carted away from some valuables.
According to a local source who requested anonymity, communities in the Adabka ward have been subjected to a rash of bandit attacks and kidnappings.
The attack on Sunday was a major one; they have been coming almost on daily basis to abduct people, major women, and children,” the source told Channels Television.
He said residents of Ganar Kiyawa have been sleeping in the bush for the fear of being attacked by the bandits in their homes.
When asked about the response of security agencies, 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,” he explained.
Police authorities in the state are yet to confirm the latest attack.