No fewer than 35 people were killed by gunmen riding motorbikes in multiple attacks executed on three villages in the Shinkafi Local Government Area of Zamfara State.
Eyewitnesses report that a gang of armed men on a motorbike fired several gunshots at farmers in Tungar Kahau, Gidan Wawa and Kwallido villages, located about 20km West to Shinkafi town, and are in close proximity to each other.
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Farmers were chased and killed on their farmlands
One of the villagers, Sani Aliyu, stated that some of the farmers were shot dead by the armed men on their farmlands while others were chased all the way to their homes where they were killed.
“I’m just coming back from the funeral prayers of the victims. The gunmen shot 12 dead in Gidan Wawa, 22 in Tungar Kahau, 1 in Kwallido.
“The armed men arrived on motorbikes, shooting people who were working on their farms,” he said.
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PMNewsNigeria reports that SP Muhammad Shehu, spokesman of the state police command, was not reachable to confirm the incident at the time.