The death toll from a series of attacks by armed groups in Nigeria’s Zamfara province has risen to more than 200.
Hundreds of people were killed and thousands displaced in gun attacks in the villages of Anka and Bukkuyum on January 4-5, the report said, citing the Premium Times.
Search and rescue operations are underway in the villages. Tens of thousands of people have fled their homes.
In Nigeria, armed groups often attack villages, burn local homes and open fire on civilians indiscriminately. Thousands of troops have been deployed in the country’s northwestern provinces to fight gangs.