News reaching us says Bandits have abducted nothing less than  60 women and children at Gidan Baushe village in the Maru Local Government Area of Zamfara State.

However, eight men were released, who was kidnapped along with the women.

A man identified as Malam Rikwanu Abubakar, who was an eyewitness said the bandits also set many shops and foodstuffs on fire. said, “The bandits who were moving with their animals came to the village in the afternoon of Wednesday and demanded foodstuffs from the villagers.

Abubakar, said, “When the bandits realized that the villagers were not ready to give them, they started shooting into the air and the people fled in different directions.”

He further added that the bandits collected what they wanted and later set some shops, houses and two vehicles on fire.

Abubakar said eight men, who were kidnapped along with the women and children, were released on Thursday.

All efforts to talk to SP Mohammed Shehu,  the spokesperson for the state police command, proved abortive  as he did not take his calls.