No fewer than seven farmers, including a nursing mother, were killed by gunmen, who attacked three villages – Unguwar Maigayya, Tashar Bama and Dogun Muazu of Sabuwa Local Government Area of Katsina State, Northwest Nigeria, at the weekend.
Ibrahim Danjuma Machika, the lawmaker representing the area in Katsina State House of Assembly, reported the killings during the plenary session of the legislature on Monday.
Machika, who sponsored a motion on the need to reinforce security in communities in the area, said the incident happened in broad daylight, adding that over 30 villagers were kidnapped during the attacks.
“Our people now live in full fear as the terrorists now carry out attacks in our villages in broad daylight. They killed the people, carted away their properties and abducted as many people as they could,” he said.
The lawmaker said that the attacks had become a daily affair and as such members of the communities were living in fear.
Likewise, the lawmaker representing Safana Constituency, Abduljalal Haruna Runka, and the member for Dutsinma Constituency, Mohammed Khamis, said attacks by gunmen on communities in the state had become worrisome.
The Speaker of the assembly, Tasi’u Zango, condemned the attacks and directed the clerk of the House to forward the position of the members on an urgent need to strengthen security in communities to the Governor, Malam Aminu Bello Masari.