Nigeria, March 4 -- Many persons have again been reported abducted by bandits in Zamfara State during an attack on Wednesday on Ruwan Tofa in Maru Local Government Area of the state.

Residents said the bandits invaded the community at night, setting houses, silos and other physical structures on fire.

The bandits were reported to have captured many residents who were fleeing the community after being forewarned of the attack.

"I cannot say the exact number of those kidnapped because they are many. Women and children constitute the majority of those abducted," the source who asked not to be named for security reason added.

"Then they went round burning houses and silos unchallenged before moving with the victims," the source said

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