Due to the deployment of fighter jets to the areas, migrating terrorists loyal to terror kingpin, Bello Turji, who were displaced by fighter jets of the Nigerian Air Force from their enclaves in Fakai forest in Shinkafi Local Government Area, were moving southwards of Zamfara when they descended on the locals, killing many.
The terrorists took over 48 hours killing the locals and burning their houses and farmlands.
A fighter jet deployed to the area on a rescue mission could not achieve a lot because after sensing danger, the terrorists melted into the civilian population.
At least, over 200 people were killed, 143 bodies have so far been recovered and buried in the wake of brutal attacks on Wednesday and Thursday on several communities in Anka and Bukuyyum local government areas of Zamfara State, Daily Trust gathered.
According to Babangida, one of the residents, said, “the terrorist had no mercy eye for anybody women and children were killed.”
About 2,000 cattle and other domestic animals were rustled while dozens of residential houses and food stores were burnt to ashes.