At least 30 persons have been reported killed as gunmen attack Birnin-Magaji local government area of Zamfara State.
Chairman of the council, Muhammea Gusami, told the News Agency of Nigeria on Sunday that the attacks took place in Kokeya and Chigama village in the area council.
On the first attack, the gunmen came with a motorcycle, shut and killed 2 persons before setting some houses on fire.
Second attack was on the next day, as soon as the police withdrew from the communities after “restoring peace”. The gunmen returned.
“The gunmen, however, killed more than 30 persons whose bodies were still being recovered from the bush,’’ the council chairman said.
He said the corpses have been taken to Birnin-magaji General Hospital. According to him, the bandits set several houses on fire.
NAN did not say the exact day the incident occurred but reported that the Police Public Relations Officer, Sanusi Amiru, who confirmed the attack, said that the police and army have moved to the area and normalcy had been restored.