Newsbreak: Nursing mothers, children, 60 others abducted in fresh Zamfara attacks


Newsbreak: Nursing mothers, children, 60 others abducted in fresh Zamfara attacks

By Maina Kudu

No fewer than 80 people including children and nursing mothers have been abducted in Zamfara, one of the epicentres of violence in North West Nigeria. President Mohammadu Buhari earlier in the week had imposed a no-fly zone on the state. He had ordered military operatives to flush out insurgents whereever they might be

Sources told Irohinoodua on Wednesday that the armed men stormed Ruwan Tofa village in the Maru Local Government area of the state and seized their helpless victims. A government source said there were coordinated efforts to embarrass the state government.

“This is getting too muc for us. We are just getting out of the kidnap of the girls and now another set of kidnapping and killing” an aide to the governor of the state told our correspondent on Thursday.

Sources said the attack on Tofa village lasted for many hours without any intervention from security operatives.

“The abductors came in motorcycles. They were heavily armed. There was no resistance. They picked the people and fled on motorcycles” an Islamic teacher, Mallan Nurudeen Daura told Irohinoodua.

He said the community could not put up any resistance given the fortified appearance of the bandits. Daura said several houses were burn in the attack that came days after girls of a government school were taken away by armed men. The gang had earlier abducted students of Government Girls Secondary, Jangebe in the Talata Mafara Local Government area of the state.




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