Suspected bandits abduct 80 nursing mothers, others in Zamfara

Suspected bandits have abducted about 80 nursing mothers and over 20 children, in Sabuwar Tunga village, Dankurmi district in the Maru Local Government Area of Zamfara State.

This is coming few hours after gunmen killed over 40 persons in the same community.

According to SaharaReporters, the armed men invaded Sabuwar Tunga on motorbikes and unleashed terror on unsuspecting residents.

A source said that the attacks on the village seemed to be well-planned and coordinated, with the gunmen carting away livestock and escaping to the forest.

Source stated: “Among those abducted is a nursing mother who just gave birth less than 10 days ago. She was abducted with her baby but they (bandits) returned the baby to the community after some hours.

“This was after over 40 people were killed by these gunmen; we can’t continue like this. We just buried some of our people killed, some of those abducted have family members among those killed.”
Recall that on Friday, over 300 students of Government Girls Secondary School, Jangebe in the Talata Mafara Local Government Area of the state were also kidnapped.

The gunmen were said to have arrived in the school around 1 am and loaded the girls in buses.

In 2019, the Zamfara State government entered a peace agreement with the gunmen.

About 15 brand new Hilux vehicles and cash gifts were also given to leaders of different ‘repentant’ gangs of bandits by the governor in 2020.

But despite all these, communities in the state are still being attacked and residents kidnapped and/or killed.

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