By Sabiu Abdullahi
Armed bandits stormed Bagega, a peaceful mining village in Zamfara State, on Tuesday, leaving at least three people dead and 51 others, including the district head, kidnapped.
Eyewitnesses reported that the assailants arrived in the village and opened fire indiscriminately, resulting in the tragic loss of three innocent lives.
The bandits then abducted the district head and dozens of other villagers before fleeing the scene.
Despite attempts to contact the police for official statements, the Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Yazid Abubakar, remained unreachable.
The community is left in shock and fear as the search for the missing villagers and the district head intensifies.
Authorities are urged to take swift action to ensure the safe return of the kidnapped individuals and bring the perpetrators to justice.