KANO: Gunmen at the weekend killed 17 people in the latest attack on villages in northern Nigeria’s Zamfara state, witnesses and police said on Monday, reports AFP.
The assault came just days after 25 people were killed in similar raids on two villages in the region.Gunmen on motorcycles stormed Magami village in the Maradun district area of the state on Saturday, shooting indiscriminately as residents fled.
“After the attack, we collected 17 dead bodies which we buried,” Magami resident Kasimu Bello told AFP.
“The gunmen entered the village on several motorcycles, shooting people as they tried to flee,” he said.
Another resident Umaru Bawa confirmed the attack, saying “the bandits pursued people like chickens and shot them dead as they ran into the bush.”
Zamfara state police spokesman Mohammed Shehu said his operatives would arrest and “bring to justice the perpetrators of this dastardly act”.