Bandits have abducted seven persons, including a three-month-old baby, at Kanoma village in the Maru Local Government Area of Zamfara State.
According to the News Agency of Nigeria, the mother of the infant was also kidnapped while two people were killed during the attack.
A resident, Ibrahim Muhammed, was quoted as saying that the attackers fired gunshots sporadically to scare the residents away.
He said, “It was while they were scaring the people with gun shots that they killed the two victims.
“We tried to raise the alarm to security agencies who were stationed in different places along the Sokoto-Gusau Road, but everyone was afraid of the assailants who were armed with powerful firearms.”
When contacted, Mohammed Shehu, spokesman for the state police command, confirmed the attack, saying, “From the report we received, no one was killed and a total of eight persons, mostly women and children, were abducted by the attackers.”