Armed bandits have attacked Randa village in Dansadau Emirate of Maru Local Government Area of Zamfara State, killing 11 and abducting over 40 people.
Those abducted are mostly women, nursing mothers, and children.
An eyewitness from Dansadau town told Channels Television that the bandits stormed the village in their large numbers on Tuesday night at about 11:00 pm and started shooting sporadically forcing residents to scamper for safety.
Seven of the people killed were reportedly set ablaze when the house they were hiding in was set on fire, while the four others were shot dead.
The bandits had overpowered the local vigilante known as “Yansakai” in a fire exchange, residents said.
The Police authorities in the state are, however, yet to confirm the incident.
But this comes few days after bandits kidnapped 20 people comprising 15 students, four staff, and a driver at the College of Agriculture and Animal Sciences, Bakura in Zamfara.