Nigeria, (PNB NEWS). In Nigeria’s Zamfara State, gunmen have killed at least 30 villagers after raiding villages in a remote area.
Since the end of 2020, mass abductions and other violent offenses have increased significantly in Northwestern Nigeria, as the government battles to maintain law and order in a suffering economy.
Since January 2020, more than 50,000 Nigerians have fled the home in the northwest alone.
More than 200 armed bandits on motorbikes stormed eight villages in the Anka regional government district of Zamfara, according to several residents.
Zamfara State is one of the states hardest hit by kidnappings.
The state has been under a telecommunications blockade since early September, which authorities claim was implemented to disrupt bandit cooperation and aid the armed forces in combat.
The gunmen had been intercepted by the army, according to an official from the Zamfra governorate, who failed to provide any details.
Muhammed Shehu, a spokesman for the state police, could not be reached for comment.
Zamfara is a Nigerian state in the northwestern part of the country. Gusau is the capital, and Bello Matawalle is the current governor. The area was a part of Sokoto State until 1996.