Some suspected gunmen have attacked the Tungar Ruwa community of Anka Local Government Area in Zamfara State, killing scores of locals in the operation.
A source said that the bandits stormed the village in the wee hours of Wednesday, searching the entire village and shooting at the villagers.
He added that nine villagers were killed, including the village head who was slaughtered in the presence of his subjects.
“They stormed the house of the village head, brought him to the public, and butchered him to death,” the source said.
He explained that the gunmen also rustled livestock and burgled many shops and carted away with foodstuffs worth millions of naira.
He said residents of the community, especially women and children, have already run away from the village due to the fear of another attack.
The state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), SP Mohammed Shehu, was unavailable to make comments at the time of writing this report.