In a harrowing incident that shook the tranquil village of Gidan Damo in Zamfara, bandits unleashed terror on Wednesday night, leaving in their wake a trail of abductions, casualties, and injuries. Musa Mohammed, a native and resident of the village, recounted the horrific events, shedding light on the distressing aftermath.
According to Mohammed, the assailants struck with ruthless efficiency, abducting four women and four children while tragically claiming the lives of four individuals. Many more villagers were left wounded in the wake of the onslaught. In a phone interview with Daily Post, Mohammed expressed the chaos that ensued as panic spread and residents desperately sought safety.
In a chilling account, Mohammed revealed, “Everyone tried to escape to safety not knowing the fate of the next person, but it was eventually discovered that seven persons were shot and four died on the spot.”
He continued, “The villagers were running without any direction to the bush for the safety of their lives, and so nobody cared to wait and monitor what happened.”
The bandits demonstrated a chilling methodical approach, moving systematically from house to house to select their victims. The chilling aftermath revealed that four women along with their four children were forcibly taken into the forest, their fates uncertain.
The attack took place shortly after the conclusion of Maghrib prayers, shortly after seven o’clock on Wednesday night. The sound of gunfire shattered the tranquility of the village as the ruthless terrorists swept through the community.
Efforts to reach out to the State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), ASP Yazeed Abdulahi, for official comments proved to be unsuccessful, as he was unresponsive to calls.
This unsettling incident underscores the persistent threat of banditry in the region and serves as a stark reminder of the urgent need for robust security measures to safeguard the lives and well-being of innocent villagers