70 nursing mothers and their children have been abducted in a latest armed bandits attack in Ruwan Tofa village in the Maru Local Government Area of Zamfara State on Wednesday, March 3.
The bandits riding on motorcycles, stormed the village on Wednesday night, shooting sporadically.
A resident of the community reveaed that the bandits kidnapped at least 70 persons and carted away valuables while houses and vehicles belonging to villagers were also destroyed and burnt by the rampaging bandits.
“The attack lasted for several hours, the gunmen took at least 70 persons into the forest,” the source said.
The incident occurred few days after gunmen killed 40 persons and abducted many others at Sabuwar Tunga, a neighbouring village in Maru LGA and after President Buhari assured Nigerians that there will be no mare large scale abduction.