Bandits are raping us, Zamfara women cry out

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Zamfara women who have been displaced by the activities of terror bandits in Tsafe local government area of the state have narrated their Shocking experience of gang rapes by the terrorists group.

In recent weeks, hundreds of women including children were displaced by the terrorist organization following terrific attacks on numerous villages in the local government.

“They are gang raping us, and if any woman or lady dares to reject their sexual advances, she would be shot dead instantly. Several women were killed for not accepting their sexual demands”

“A woman was pulled out of her matrimonial home by the armed criminals. They had wanted to rape her but when she refused to go with them, they began to drag her until when one of them shot her dead despite her husband’s plea,” a displaced woman identified as Hajara told Dailytrust

Another resident identified as Mustapha also gave a horrifying story of how his granddaughter was killed for not submitting herself for a gang rape in a community called Bakin Manya.

“When they shot her dead, they lurked around the community and attacked those who went to the cemetery to bury her. The funeral rite wasn’t held there. Her remains were taken to Tsafe for burial,” Mustapha said.

Another woman identified as Amina also told Dailytrust that her sister- in-law was hit with a gun butt after she refused to be raped by the armed criminals who struck their communities.

“She was having her bath when one armed man forced his way into the room. He tried to rape her but she refused to allow him. A fight between her and the armed criminal ensued; he hit her with a gun and she had to crawl out of the room.

“The way these criminals are humiliating people is highly traumatising and we have no option other than to abandon our communities for our own safety. We have lost a lot to armed banditry and kidnapping over the years,” she said.

Most of the attacks are being masterminded by one notorious cattle rustling kingpin called Adamu Aleiro.

He is making the lives of residents in Tsafe and Faskari local government areas of Zamfara and Katsina state unbearable.

He asserts control on bandits traumatising communities in these states.

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