A fresh attack in Maradun local government area of Zamfara State; the home town of Governor Bello Matawalle, has left three people dead and several injured while 20 people were reportedly kidnapped and 500 cattle stolen.
The chairman of the local government, Ahmed Abubakar, said the bandits stormed Faru village previous Monday and Bachiri on Saturday while an attack on Gama Giwa village was carried out on Sunday.
Abubakar said, “My local government is under siege. They are attacking our communities and villages stealing our livstocks and raping our women every day and the military manpower cannot overpower these people.
“We record between four and five attacks on a weekly basis. People are dying. Others are being kidnapped because the security forces are not well-equipped to fight these people.”