In continued deterioration of the security situation in the country, armed bandits have attacked Malikawa Village in Gidan Goga District, Maradun Local Government area of Zamfara State.
The gunmen reportedly entered the village in the afternoon and started shooting indiscriminately, leaving the hapless locals in a state of utter dread, the Nigeria arm of the non-governmental organization focused on human rights, Amnesty International, reports.
“In today’s attack at Malikawa village, Gidan Goga district, Maradun local government, Zamfara State, gunmen entered the village and started shooting,” Amnesty Int’l Nigeria tweeted.
“This is happening five days after armed bandits attacked the same village and sacked seven villages under the district. People in this area now live in fear of armed bandits who wantonly kill or kidnap for ransom. We call on Nigerian authorities to stop the killings now!”
Zamfara, like most states in the north and middle belt region, has seen a spike in murderous raids on its communities.
In May, at least 30 persons were killed in a similar attack by armed bandits in the same Malikawa village.
President Muhammadu Buhari recently pleaded for more time for security agencies to effectively tackle the menace of herdsmen and other bandits wreaking havoc on rural dwellers.