Tragedy struck in Damaga village of Maradun Local Government Area of Zamfara State when heavily armed bandits shot and killed no fewer than eight farmers who were working on their farmlands.
The incident was confirmed in a report by the PUNCH which also revealed that the bandits invaded the farmlands around 9am on Saturday when the farmers were busy clearing their farms.
A farmer, Mohammed Sani who narrowly escaped death during the attack revealed to the newspaper during an interview that that the bandits invaded their farms on motorcycles and started shooting sporadically.
He said; “They were able to kill eight people and wounded many, while others ran helter-skelter for their lives.
“As I am talking to you now, we are at the burial ground with the security agencies, trying to bury those who have lost their lives.
“They have earlier warned that they would not allow us to farm this year, but because the Government has promised to provide us with enough security, we decided to go and clear our farms now that the farming season is around the corner.
“Unfortunately for us, the bandits have kept to their promise and attacked us in our farms, killing eight of us,” Sani said.