Fresh terrorist attacks on Kursasa and Kurya communities in Shinkafi Local Government Area of Zamfara State have claimed no lesser than 16 lives.
Speaking on the attack, a resident of Kursasa village, identified as Usman Garba, said the armed terrorists stormed the villages between 10 pm and 11 pm on Sunday and attacked the villagers with dangerous weapons and ammunition, killing nine persons, while two other persons were seriously injured.
Garba explained that after the attack on Kursasa village, the terrorists moved to Kurya village where they killed 7 persons who were mostly vigilante members who went to rescue the residents
“But the vigilante members in Kansas and Kurya came together to form a unifying force against the notoriously armed bandits in which one of the armed bandits was killed in the operation during the fire for fire encounter with the armed bandits.
He further called on security operatives and the government as a whole, to work harder towards ensuring a safe community for Nigerians.
The federal government has however ordered for the deployment of more troops to Zamfara State following the security challenges ravaging the entire state.