Over 100 Residents Abducted As Bandits Storm Zamfara Villages

By Damilare Adeleye

Armed bandits have kidnapped no fewer than 100 people on Friday in Maru Local Government Area of Zamfara State.

According to reports, the bandits raided four villages in the local government and abducted the residents, the majority of whom were women and children.

The villages raided include Mutumji, Sabongari Mahuta, Kwanar Dutsi, and Unguwar Kawo. These settlements were all under levies that the people were required to pay.

Sources in Mutumji disclosed that the bandits broke into the community after prayers at 8 p.m. and began firing intermittently, sending the locals running for their lives.

It was learned that Mutumji was given a N50 million fee, Kwanar Dutsi was charged a N30 million levy, Sabongari Mahuta was charged a N20 million levy, and Unguwar Kawo was charged a N10 million levy.

The latest attack comes only a week after 15 people were abducted in the same local government.