Gunmen on motorcycles attack the villages of Kadawa, Kawata, Maduba, Ganda Samu, Solava and Assawa in Nigeria's Jurmi district
53 killed in Nigeria robbery
At least 53 people have been killed and several others injured in a robbery in Nigeria. The incident took place in the Zamfara region of western Nigeria. Several others were injured in the attack. A gang of robbers carried out the murder. AFP quoted police and local residents as saying on Saturday.
The robbers fired indiscriminately at the villagers, attacked the farmers in the fields and chased many villagers to the surrounding forest, carrying out extensive looting.
According to the locals, the robbers went to the farmers’ land and attacked them. Locals said the attack took place between Thursday and Friday. Gunmen on motorcycles attacked the villages of Kadawa, Kawata, Maduba, Ganda Samu, Solava and Assawa in Jurmi district. They fired on residents.
Jamfara police spokesman Mohammad Shehu said 14 bodies had taken to the state
capital, Gusau, on Friday. Police personnel have deployed in the area after the attack.
According to local residents, 39 more bodies recovered and buried in nearby towns.
Haruna Abdul Karim, a resident of Dauran, said, “Yesterday we recovered a total of 39
bodies, including 28 from the village, and buried them here.”
Musa Arzika, a local resident who came to attend the funeral, said, “It very dangerous for
the victims to attend the funeral.” Because the bandits stationed in the nearby Jurmi
forest, they could attack again at any time.
Zamfara Governor Belo Matowale issued a statement on the incident on Friday. In a
statement, he called on locals to protect themselves.
The IOM said in its report ,
Incidentally, last December, eight and a half students abducted by terrorists from a school
in Jamphara province. They later released on ransom.
Meanwhile, the United Nations’ International Organization for Migration (IOM) said in a
report that more than 30,000 people had killed and more than 600,000 displaced in
terrorist attacks in northwestern and central Nigeria in the past 10 years. Of these, the
number of displaced is more than 1 lakh 24 thousand in Jamphara province alone.
Al Jazeera and AFP quoted police and local residents as saying on Saturday (June 12th).