In their efforts to escape from impending terror attack, 26 person’s lost their lives in Birnin Waje village of Bukkuyum Local Government Area, Zamfara State
The unfortunate incident happened when the boat carrying them to safety capsized. The victims were mostly women and children.
An eyewitness from the village who gave his name as Musa Sani was reported saying the incident happened when the people of the village, who were attacked by terrorists last Wednesday night were trying to escape in a boat.
He maintained that as they were in the river, the terrorists arrived at the scene and opened fire, as a result of which the boat capsized, killing 26 people.
“The victims who were mostly women and children were in a boat trying to escape the bandits attack but unfortunately the boat capsized, killing 21 children and five women.