Gunmen attacked on Friday in Zamfara State and kidnapped at least nine persons. In northwest Nigeria and some other parts of the country, kidnappings for ransom by armed gangs are common because of the country’s extreme poverty, high unemployment rate, and abundance of illegal weaponry.
The gunmen, according to residents of the Tsohuwar Kasuwa hamlet in the state’s Kaura Namoda local government region, assaulted their village in the early hours of the morning.
Rabe Sarkawa said, “They abducted my two children and they were taken to an unknown destination.”I am in pain right now.” Rabe Sarkawa is a resident of the local government in the state.
Alhaji Sabitu’s family, which had five individuals, and his herd of livestock were also stolen. He said, “Apart from unrest from the abductions for ransom and the loss of innocent lives, we’re also not allowed to carry out our daily livelihood in peace.”
Attacks in the northwest are a component of Nigeria’s generalized instability, which also includes gang and separatist violence in the southeast and a 14-year Islamist insurgency in the northeast.
Also, gunmen abducted five female students from a nearby institution on Wednesday as farmers and herders frequently engage in deadly conflicts.