Gunmen Kill 24 People In Northern Nigeria
Umer Jamshaid 18 days ago Thu 07th October 2021 | 05:40 PM
Kano, Nigeria, Oct 7 (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 7th Oct, 2021 ) :Gunmen raided two villages in northwest Nigeria killing 24 people, police and residents said Thursday, in the latest attacks by gangs of criminals.
Northwest and central Nigeria have for years been plagued by heavily-armed gangs called bandits who raid villages, kidnap residents and loot and burn homes.
Military operations are ongoing in the region, with the army saying last week it had "neutralised" nearly 300 bandits, but attacks have continued.
"The bandits killed 10 people and wounded many others in the attack on the village," Isah said.
"They burnt houses and shops after stealing provisions," he added.
"The bandits came in around 9:00 pm (20:00 GMT) and laid siege on the village, making escape difficult for the people," resident Hamisu Malami said.
"They killed 14 people and injured many others," he said.
His account was supported by another resident Bashiru Maiwada.
Police and officials in the state have not responded to inquiries about the incident.
The gangs, who maintain camps in Rugu forest straddling those four states, have been increasingly targeting schools where they kidnap students for ransom.