Bandits killed four people, including two police officers, during an attack on Kasuwa-Daji Town in Zamfara State’s Kaura-Namoda Local Government Area.
During the attack, at least forty other people were kidnapped.
inhabitants reported that the bandits attacked the town in the early hours of Tuesday, shooting intermittently to intimidate inhabitants.
A resident of Kaura-Namoda town, Abubakar Kaura, said the bandits invaded the town with sophisticated weapons, including anti-aircraft guns.
He said the bandits attacked the home of the former State Chairman of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) Hamisu Kasuwar-Daji and abducted one of his wives and grandchildren.
According to him, the house of the former NURTW chief is close to a police station in the town, the bandits attacked the station, disarmed the policemen on duty, and killed two.
Another resident of Kasuwa-Daji who pleaded anonymity for security reasons said the bandits also killed two residents of the town during the attack.