Gunmen abduct over 100 in Zamfara
More than 100 people, including women and children, were abducted when gunmen raided four villages in Zamfara State on Sunday, the information commissioner and residents said, yesterday.
More than 40 people were abducted from Kanwa village in Zurmi Council. Another 37, mostly women and children, were taken in Kwabre community, in the same council.
“Right now, Kanwa Village is deserted. The bandits divided themselves into two groups and attacked the community. They kidnapped children aged between 14 to 16 years and women,” a Kanwa village resident said.
In Yankaba and Gidan Goga communities of Maradun Council, at least, 38 people were kidnapped while working on their farms, residents said.
The commissioner, Ibrahim Dosara, accused the gunmen of using abductees as human shields against air raids from the military.