Nigeria, Sept. 15 -- Four people were killed while about 30 others were abducted when terrorists attacked Giyawa, a community in the Goronyo area of Sokoto State on Thursday.

The attack, which residents said began around 11:00 p.m. on Wednesday, continued until 04:00 a.m. Thursday.

"The impunity with which these bandits launch attacks is scary. They stormed the community in the night and only left early morning. They abducted several people in the village after killing four others," Jamilu Muhammad, a resident of Goronyo town said.

He said at the last count, around 4:00 p.m., 30 people had been "abducted."

He said those killed have been buried.

"My brother, Maniru Bello, was killed in his house by the bandits. They fired several shot...