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Terrorists Abduct 27 Women In Zamfara Community

The attack took place in Masu village, Bukuyum LGA of the northwestern Nigeria state.

A terror group kidnapped dozens of women and some farmers in Masu village, Bukuyum Local Government Area of Zamfara State, Northwest Nigeria on Monday, Nov 7.

The incident took place at about 1:40 a.m., HumAngle learned.

A resident, Mustapha Masu, explained that “initially it was over 50 women who were abducted, but midway, they decided to reduce the kidnapped victims to 27 and sent the rest to go back home this afternoon.”

“We also have two men who were beaten up very seriously by the armed gang as a result of their resistance against the attack on the women. They are now admitted at Bukuyum General Hospital for medical treatment,” Sarkin Fawa Masu, another resident, added.

A local who did not want to be named told HumAngle the women were raped in their homes before being moved. 

Residents said the latest attack was the third in a series of recent terrorist attacks in the village. 

When contacted, the Sole Administrator of Bukuyum LGA, Bashiru Muawiya Mesudan, declined to make a comment on the attack. “We are presently in an emergency meeting to assess the situation,” he said. 

The Zamfara State Police Command’s spokesperson, Mohammed Shehu, did not respond to calls and short messages seeking a comment over the attack.

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