At least 50 persons have been abducted when gunmen attacked Tungar Baushe community in Maru local government area of Zamfara state.
The state has been under intense and sustained attacks from terrorists with several thousands of people killed and many more abducted in what has become arecurring decimal in north-west region of the country.
Infactng gathered that prior to the attack, the gunmen had send a message to residents to pay a fixed levy to avoid the attack. However, the residents chose to flee to another community called Ruwan Tofa.
In retaliation for defying the order, the gunmen stormed Ruwan Tofa and abducted the residents who escaped there.
A resident said: “The armed men then came and began to burn grain stores and houses of the residents. They intercepted some of the residents who had ran to take cover at Ruwan Tofa community. They also came to Tungar Baushe and abducted 50 persons there.”
“They did not spare any one including women, nursing mothers and children. They herded them into bush. We are now counting losses following this attack even though no one was killed.”
The federal government on Wednesday banned all mining activities in the state and declared a no-fly zone in the fear that helicopters are being used to drop weapons for the terrorists in the forest.