No fewer than 42 human beings have been massacred by bandits in Tofa, Samawa villages of Bungudu Local Government Area of Zamfara State.
A reliable source from the area confirmed that the armed bandits attacked while some farmers were planting their crops and others clearing their farms.
They were reportedly shot at by the armed bandits, who were doing sporadical shootings in all directions. They already barricaded all the roads leading to the two villages according to an eyewitness.
The bandits who stole nothing killed 41 farmers, they also murdered a police, who was trying to resist the attack. The spokesman of the State’s Police Command complained that the Combined Police Tactical Operations was never notified early, not until the criminals concluded their activities.
He added, “We have yet to ascertain the number of villagers that were killed.”
The gunbattle championed by the Police left some of the bandits dead, while others escaped to Samawa with gunshot wounds. A Police died during the shoot out running for hours.