At least 51 persons have been allegedly killed by suspected bandits in Zurmi Local Government Area of Zamfara State.
The villages attacked were Kadawa, Kwata, Maduba, Ganda Samu, Saulawa and Askawa.
The bandits, an eyewitness said, came in on motorbikes and started shooting sporadically.
The resident told newsmen, “Several other bodies are yet to be recovered from the surrounding bushes although efforts are being made to recover them so that they can be properly buried.”
“There was fear that the armed men might return and kill those performing the funeral rites. That is why we decided to ferry the bodies to Dauran community.
“So far, we have buried 28 victims in the community. As I’m talking to you, we have just finished the funeral rites. Mass burials were conducted on the victims.”
When the Police Spokesman, SP Muhammad Shehu, was contacted, he declined to make comments because he was headed for the mosque for prayers.