Some gunmen suspected to be terrorists over the weekend stormed Nasarawa Maifara and Yarkasina villages in Tsafe and Bungudu local government areas and killed about 30 persons.
According to a villager from Nasarawa Maifara community, Idris Lawal, who spoke to DAILY POST in a telephone interview, the bandits earlier imposed a levy on the community some weeks ago, demanding the sum of N40 million as a tax levy.
Idris Lawal explained that the bandits unleashed the attack last Thursday, saying that during the gun battle between them and some community members, two of the bandits were killed.
He added that the bandits returned at about 10:00 am on Sunday when they were preparing for the burial of a slain member of the community.
“When we noticed their presence, the villagers began to run away for the safety of their lives. But they were shooting sporadically at our women and children and as I am talking to you now, we have moved to Bawa Ganga village. We learnt that they killed at least 20 of our people, mainly women and children,” he added.
According to him, the bandits destroyed their food items, burnt some houses and moved away with their livestock, which he said they were yet to ascertain the number of animals rustled by the bandits during the raid on the community.
He appealed to the federal and state governments to ensure their safety by addressing the insecurity affecting their community.