Suspected bandits escaping military bombardment in other regions are believed to have killed over 200 people in Zamfara State’s Anna and Bukkuyum Local Government Areas.
According to a source, the bandits raided certain villages in Zamfara in two local government regions, leaving a trail of the dead as they attempted to flee the continuing military operations with a substantial volume of domestic animals.
According to an eye witness, he said
Rafin Danya, Barayar Zaki, Rafin Gero, and Kurfa settlements were destroyed, according to the source.
Three villages, including Rafin Danya, Kurfa, and Rafin Gero, were extensively burned down by the bandits, according to an eyewitness who communicated to the BBC Hausa Service, and all of the vulnerable communities sustained casualties.
Attempts to contact the state Commissioner for Security and Home Affairs, Mamman Tsafe, for confirmation of the event have been fruitless so far since he has not returned calls.