In the early hours of Thursday, bandits attacked five villages in the Faru region of Zamfara State’s Maradun Local Government Area, killing around 35 persons.
Gudan-Baushi, Gidan-Adamu, Gudan-Maidawa, Tsauni, and Wari are among the communities impacted.
Mohammed Shehu, a spokesman for the state Police Command, who verified the number of persons murdered in the assault, claimed that owing to the inadequate road network, police personnel were unable to reach the targeted villages in time when they were notified of the invasion.
According to Punch, he also said that the “police are presently working hard” to apprehend the attackers.
Shehu has been reported as saying:
“When the police received information that the bandits were there, they tried their hardest to reach the impacted villages, but they were unable to do so due to poor roads.”
The robbers, who were riding over 100 motorbikes, attacked the villages about 11 a.m. on Thursday morning, firing indiscriminately and leaving a trail of devastation in their wake, according to a source from the region, Malam Buba Faru, who talked to the magazine.
According to the eyewitness, the number of victims was more than the police’s official estimate.
According to a source at Punch,
“They were firing at anyone they came across in the five villages on an irregular basis. They also assaulted farmers who were growing their crops on their farms.
“Security and volunteer organisations in the region have discovered 42 dead corpses so far.”
The bodies were transported to Faru town and buried.