According to Amnesty International, an attack is currently going on at Malikawa village in Gidan Goga district, Maradun local government, Zamfara state. The attack is coming five days after some armed bandits sacked 7 villages in the same district.
The attack is taking place with President Buhari currently out of the country for the 20th anniversary of the International Criminal Court.
See tweets below.
”An attack is currently ongoing at Malikawa village in Gidan Goga district in Maradun local govt. of #Zamfara State. Gunmen entered the village and started shooting.
”In May, at least 30 persons were killed in an attack by armed bandits in Malikawa village, which is currently under attack of heavily armed bandits. Malikawa is a village in Gidan Goga district of Maradun Local Government Area of #Zamfara State.
”The ongoing attack in Malikawa village was coming five days after the armed bandits sacked 7 villages under Gidan Goga district of #Zamfara state. People in this area perpetually live in fear of armed bandits who wantonly kill or kidnap for ransome.
”Gidan Goga and surrounding villages of Maradun LGA in #Zamfara state live perpetually in fear of armed bandits. There was no road to the village. Fear of bandits compelled young men to abandon their farms & spend their days pensively under trees.”
The tweets from Amnesty International were also corroborated by a Peoples Democratic Party member, Deji Adeyanju.
”BREAKING: An attack is currently ongoing at Malikawa village in Gidan Goga district in Maradun LGA of Zamfara State. Gunmen entered the village and started killing everyone in sight unchallenged. We do not have a president in Nigeria.”