Gunmen believed to be armed terrorists have carried out a fresh attack, resulting in the death of more than 20 farmers in the Gidan Goga area of Maradun Local Government Area of Zamfara State.
A resident from the region, who requested anonymity, said during a telephone conversation that the bandits targeted the farmers while they were busy in their farming activities on Wednesday.
The attackers, he said, intended to kidnap some of the farmers but were unsuccessful in their endeavor.
“As soon as the farmers realized the danger, they swiftly attempted to flee to save their lives.
However, the bandits opened fire on them, ruthlessly taking the lives of 22 individuals, according to the resident,” the source said
He added, “These dreaded terrorists have promised to unleash horrific attacks on our community, and we are calling on all concerned authorities to come to our aid as quickly as possible before the situation spirals out of control.”
When contacted, the State Police Public Relations Officer, ASP. Yazid Abubakar, confirmed the incident.
However, he maintained that nine people were killed, while five others sustained gunshot injuries and were currently receiving medical treatment.
The police spokesperson emphasized that a combined anti-terrorism team had been deployed to the area, restoring a semblance of normalcy.
The ruthless attack on the farmers by suspected terrorists has sent shockwaves throughout Zamfara State, highlighting the urgent need for heightened security measures and swift action from the government to ensure the safety and protection of its citizens.