Residents of Zurmi local government area of Zamfara State, north west Nigeria are fleeing the community following the recent attack that left dozens dead and others injured.
Rural Post gathered that the incident happened in Magarya ward of Kadawa community between Thursday evening and the early hours of Friday.
“All of us have deserted our communities for fear of another attack. We cannot even bury the dead, we have evacuated some corpses into the vehicles of security personnel to the emir’s palace in Zurmi,” said a resident who fled the community.
He further told our correspondent that the bandits had targeted only male residents, carefully avoiding women and children but also carted away unspecified number of cattle and other domestic animals.
However, Zamfara State Governor, Bello Muhammad Matawalle has called on the people not to fold their arms and watch their loved ones killed but find ways to defend themselves.
The governor gave the order during a prayer to mark his second year in office at the Eid ground in Gusau, Zamfara State.
“We must allow our people to defend themselves and their respective domains whenever these dreaded groups of recalcitrant bandits attempt to attack them,” he said.