Bandits raided communities in Zamfara State during the week, killing some persons and setting houses ablaze.
The bandits invaded the community in the early hours of Tuesday, killing 14 people and setting two communities — Tungar Takoka and Tudun Wadar Maijatau — ablaze.
Ade Marafa, elder sister to Kabiru Marafa, Senator representing Zamfara Central, was killed by bandits numbering over 100. A ransom of N30million was also demanded to secure the release of Alhaji Ibrahim, husband of late Ade Marafa.
The bandits also set Ruwan Bore community in Gusau Local Government Area ablaze.
Residents of Tudun Wadar Maijatau, one of the villages burnt by the bandits in Zamfara State, as well as residents of Gurbin Bore and Tungar Takoka, have fled to Mada and other safe communities.