Seven persons were killed on Tuesday, Oct. 26, by suspected terrorists who attacked Yanbuki village in the Zurmi Local Government Area in Zamfara State, Northwest Nigeria.
According to media reports, the terrorists who arrived at the village Tuesday night shot sporadically and also rustled 1,500 domestic animals.
A villager, Garba Musa who witnessed the attack said the terrorists conducted a house-to-house search for foodstuff and animals while they also looted shops.
“Immediately they arrived, they opened fire on anyone they could see. Everybody ran helter-skelter to protect themselves,” Musa said.
“They later moved from house to house, searching for foodstuffs and animals and also broke many shops.”
“They also rustled over 1,500 domestic animals like cows, sheep and goats.”
Musa said villagers who had gone into hiding came out when the attackers left to discover that seven persons were killed while others sustained injuries.
He said those who died have been buried, but also feared that the number of casualties could be more because some people who ran to the bush were yet to be seen.
Mohammed Shehu, Police Public Relations Office in Zamfara State confirmed the attack to other media outlets but could not be reached by HumAngle as of the time of filing this report.
According to reports, the spokesperson said the Commissioner of Police has already deployed enough police personnel in the area to restore peace.
In the last few weeks, terrorists have continued to launch attacks on residents almost on a daily basis, killing several persons and taking away animals after each attack.
Zamfara State, amongst other northwestern states, had shut down telecommunication services and also put up other strict measures to curb the spate of terrorist attacks on residents.
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