Seventeen herdsmen were yesterday shot dead while many others were injured by gun men believed to be cattle rustlers in Bowon-Daji village, Zamfara State .
Image maker of zamfara state Police Command, Muhammad Shehu,said some hoodlums believed to be cattle rustlers attacked Bawon-Daji village and killed about 15 people.
A witness, Daji Zamfa,told Cornerstone News that the cattle rustlers who were in large numbers riding on motorcycles over ran the community, but were resisted the rustlers .
Zamfa said,” the rustlers were shooting sparodically and fled.They later came back and this time ,they shot some people who were mourning their dead relative.The mourners were in the cemetery and three of them were killed while six others were injured. Our community is in big problem ,because the gunmen always attack us at will .Our cattle stolen ,our houses burnt while our women and female children are raped any time.
” Last month ,the hoodlums killed about 17 persons .They injured many and displaced many families. We are appealing to the government to come to out rescue.We are living in fear.Many families are fleeing the community, but people like us don’t have another place to run to.We are passionately begging the Inspector-General of Police to deploy riot policemen to our area.