Bandits kidnap over 150 persons in Zamfara communities

Uncountable number of armed terrorists have attacked four communities under Dansadau district and kidnapped over 150 people.

The attack was said to be coordinated by one of the notorious bandits’ kingpin who terrorised the area known as Damuna.

Blueprint gathered that the affected villages included Mutunji, Kwanar Dutsi, Sabon Garin Mahuta and Ungugar.

It was learnt that the terrorists kidnapped men, women and children among their victims who are now in Damuna’s captivity.

According to a source, the attack followed their refusal to pay the ransom of N120 million, ordered by Damuna to the local people before they start harvesting their farm produce.

A resident of Kwanar Dutsi town, identified as Malam Jamo Maude, told Blueprint on phone that Damuna attacked the villages on more than a hundred motorbikes carrying two people each with heavy weapons where he chased their people to forest on Friday night.

So far, the condition of the local people is not yet ascertained.

“At the moment I am talking to you, more than 150 people, including men, women and children, were kidnapped by these gunmen in this area of ours during the attack,” Mr. Maude said.

All efforts made by Blueprint correspondent to contact the Public Relations Officer of the Zamfara State Police Force command, ASP Yazid Abubakar, failed as at the time of compiling this story.

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