From Maiharaji Altine Gusau
Bandits have again killed ten people and abducted 33 women in seven villages of Gusau local government area in Zamfara state last Sunday.
Other villagers have fled to Gusau town for safety as there were no security agents within the area to combat the banditry attacks.
An indigene of the area Malam Shehu kura who escaped to Damba area in Gusau town told Analyzer news that, the bandits who were on motorcycles were moving from village to village on Sunday looting shops and houses looking for food items and also abducting women.
He stressed that, the bandits operated for several hours within the seven villages without the intervention of the security agents who were not around during the attacks.
“They were in the area for many hours where they searched from house to house, looking for food items and others valuables
According to him, the bandits have succeeded in abducting 33 women and carted away with large quantity of food items.
“They abducted 10 women from kura village, nine from Bayawuri, seven from Gana and another seven from Doma”.
He also explained that, 10 people have been shot dead by the bandits when they were trying to escape, while several others sustained injuries.
Kura said that, the people of the seven affected villages have fled to Gusau town where most of them were squatting in unfavorable condition due to lack of accomodations.
“Most of us sleep outside or in open places despite the harsh condition of the harmattan because we have no other alternative”.
He appealed to the appropriate authorities to come to their aid, lamenting that, “Many of those affected by this are women and children”.
“Efforts to get comments from the commissioner of information, Alhaji Ibrahim Dosara have failed.
The commissioner has however told the BBC Hausa service that, he was only aware of the attack of Geba village, adding that, the security agents have been drafted to the village.