Gunmen suspected to be bandits have killed nine people in Sabuwar Tunga Village, Dankurmi district in Maru Local Government Area of Zamfara State.
The state government confirmed the incident on Friday.
The gunmen were said to have invaded the community on motorbikes on Thursday night.
A resident of the community who spoke on the incident noted that the attack on the village seemed to be well-planned and coordinated, with the gunmen carting away livestock and escaping to the forest.
Just after the incident, another tragedy struck in the state as gunmen laid seige on the Government Girls Science Secondary School Jangebe in Jangebe, whisking away 317 female students.
In reaction to the development, the Zamfara Police Commissioner, CP Abutu Yaro said a joint search and rescue operation is already underway with a view to rescuing the 317 students kidnapped by the marauders.
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