Seven farmers including a nursing mother, have been killed by suspected bandits who attacked three villages – Unguwar Maigayya, Tashar Bama, and Dogun Muazu of Sabuwa Local Government Area of Katsina State, Northwest Nigeria, over the weekend.
Ibrahim Danjuma Machika, the lawmaker representing the area in the Katsina State House of Assembly, reported the killings during the plenary session of the legislature on Monday, November 30.
Machika told his colleagues that the attack 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 have 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, Aminu Masari.
Katsina state is President Buhari's home state.