Bandits abduct 60 women, children in Zamfara communities

Unknown gunmen suspected to bandits have kidnapped over 60 women and children at Gidan Baushe village in the Maru Local Government Area of Zamfara State.

An eyewitness, Malam Rikwanu Abubakar said eight men were released, as the bandits also set many shops and foodstuffs on fire.

Abubakar said, “The bandits who were moving with their animals came to the village in the afternoon of Wednesday and demanded foodstuffs from the villagers.

“When the bandits realised that the villagers were not ready to give them, they started shooting into the air and the people fled in different directions.”

According to Abubakar, the bandits collected what they wanted and later set some shops, houses and two vehicles on fire.

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