A report reaching DAILY GIST has revealed that bandits in the late hours of wednesday attacked a secondary school in Damaga community, Maradun Local Government Area of Zamfara State, forcing students studying at the school to flee for their lives.
DAILY GIST gathered that the gunmen had stormed the community on motorcycles and opened fire immediately on residents.
At least 13 people were reportedly killed in the attack while cows were also rustled.
“They arrived at the community and started shooting people. Students were taking lessons at the Day Secondary School in the community but on sighting the armed criminals, they abandoned the classrooms and scampered for safety”
“As I’m talking to you, the bodies of the victims are being recovered and we have concluded arrangements for their burials,” a resident identified as Musa Damaga said
When contacted, Police Public Relations Officer in the state, SP Muhammad Shehu, simply said: “Give me some time I will get back to you.”
Zamfara is one of the states where bandits have made life a living hell for the people.
Recently President Muhammadu Buhari ordered the deployment of 6000 troops to fight insecurity in the state.
Worried by the high rate of attacks on residents in Zamfara, President Muhammadu Buhari had also declared the state a no-fly zone and also banned mining activities.