No fewer than 83 people were killed by gunmen in Zamfara State on Wednesday evening.
The attack in Gusau, Maradun and Bakura local government areas of the state affected a few communities which include ‘Yar Doka, Kango, Ruwan Dawa, Madaba, Arzikin Da and Mairairai, the closest of which is seven kilometres from Gusau town.
According to reports given by displaced people, officials and residents of the affected communities on the attacks, hostilities persist in the state due to the absence of security agents in affected areas.
The sole administrator of Bakura local government, Aminu Suleiman, said that over 30 people were killed in the attacks in Bakura and Maradun.
In Magami district, residents said they had recovered 53 corpses on Thursday morning.
According to the residents, the attackers moved from village to village, unleashing mayhem, unchallenged.
Meanwhile, Zamfara State governor, Bello Matawalle, according to the State’s Commissioner for Information, Ibrahim Dosara, in a statement, said Governor was saddened by the unfortunate incidents.