Three persons have been killed with about 20 others kidnapped following a fresh attack in Maradun local government area of Zamfara State.
Several persons were injured with 500 cattle rustled away in the attack which took place at the home town of Governor Bello Matawalle.
According to the chairman of the local government, Ahmed Abubakar, bandits stormed Faru village last Monday and Bachiri on Saturday while an attack on Gama Giwa village was carried out earlier on Sunday.
Mr. Abubakar said, “my local government is under siege, they are attacking our communities and villages virtually everyday and the military manpower cannot overpower these people. We record 4 to 5 attacks on weekly basis, people are dying, others are being kidnapped because the security forces are not well equipped to fight these people.”
All attempts to speak to officials of Operation Sharen Daji was not successful, the Chairman however told Channels Television that villagers are now migrating to local government headquarters.