Suspected bandits on Thursday stormed Nahuche village in Bungudu local government area of Zamfara state and abducted residents including women.
Residents told our correspondent that the armed men stormed the village and started firing shots in the air.
“We were all scared and there was pandemonium in the community as everyone was running helter-skelter. The armed criminals came on motorbikes but stationed them at the outskirts of the community and marched into the village”
“We can’t give the exact number of people kidnapped now but some of our women were among the victims and we have alerted the security operatives to go after them,” a resident said.
Meanwhile, governor Bello Muhammad Matawalle said he received a text message concerning the attack.
Matawalle spoke at a stakeholders’ meeting in Gusau.
Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the National Security Adviser (NSA), retired Major-General Babagana Monguno to coordinate an immediate response to rising cases of bandit attacks on communities in Zamfara State.
President Buhari, in a statement issued on Thursday by his media aide, Garba Shehu, ordered that there must be a clear pathway to ending the resurgent banditry that had continued to cost lives and the displacement of thousands of families from their towns and villages.