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Terrorist kidnap 30 girls, killed many in Zamfara communities



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No fewer than 30 girls have been kidnapped and many killed by terrorist who attacked communities in Maradun Local Government Area of Zamfara State.

The terrorists killed over 20 villagers and injured others when they attacked Sakkida and Jambako communities in the State.

In an interview on Sunday, a survivor informed the BBC Hausa Service that one of the abducted females who managed to escape from captivity returned with only her head scarf.

A villager who survived the attack, stated that, ” We woke up peacefully, there was rain and some locals had prepared to go to the farm. Suddenly there was report that the terrorists have attacked a neighboring village, Sakkida. “

“The local vigilante, JTF called the people of Janbako and sought help. Our volunteers and other community members took up arms and. headed to the village.”

“There was a hill before you reach the village. Not knowing that the terrorists had laid ambush behind the hills, they opened fire on our people. Today in Jambako, 22 people were buried .”


“Security operatives were called but they replied that they cannot be able to come immediately because their armoured personnel carrier was not on the ground. They only had Hilux. The security operatives tried, they chased the terrorists. When they came back, they came with motorcycles that belonged to the terrorists,” he alleged.

“Many people were injured, some were shot, others were hit with machetes. In Janbako, there was no any security operative stationed there to provide security,” he alleged.

Another villager told newsmen that girls were kidnapped in Gora village while picking fire wood in the bush at Daggera, adding that just last week, the terrorists killed 3 locals and kidnapped another 3.

” Now they’ve abducted our girls, over 30. They send a message that this year if we want to cultivate our farms in Daggera, we must have a truce with them. We’ve been doing that with them, we can’t even count the number of times we entered into such agreement. We don’t know what to do,”he said.


He stated that the females were kidnapped around noon on Saturday, and that one of them was seen rushing back with only her head scarf.

He claimed that security personnel had failed to hunt for and liberate the abducted Zamfara girls.

The BBC Hausa Service reports that the police in
Zamfara confirmed the report but no detail was given.

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