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Tuesday, 8 November 2016

MASS KILLING IN ZAMFARA NIGERIA!

The Police in Zamfara said several people have been killed by gunmen suspected to be cattle rustlers at a mining site in Gidan Ardo village of Bindin district of Maru Local Government Area.

The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, DSP Shehu Muhammad, disclosed this to newsmen in Gusau in Tuesday.

Muhammad, however, said the command had yet to ascertain the actual number of those killed during the mayhem.

He said investigation into the killing had just begun.



He said the Anti-terrorism Squad of the command had already been deployed in the area to join the Army in trailing the gunmen and said they would soon be arrested.

Eye witnesses in the area said the gunmen numbering over 70 rode into the mining site at around 3pm and shot everyone sighted, killing over 40 persons and injuring several others.

The Chairman of Maru Local Government, Alhaji Salisu Dangulbi, confirmed the killings but said that staff of the local council were still assisting security agents in their investigation.

The armed bandits have resumed their activities in full swing after the state had started enjoying peace following the launching of a military offensive tagged, “Operation Harbin Kunama” by President Muhammadu Buhari in July.

The bandits now kidnap people in various parts of the state, the latest incident being the kidnapping of the Vice-Chairman of Anka Local Government Area who had been released, and that of the village head of Doka, who is still in their custody.

Similarly, the bandits had recently killed six members of the outlawed volunteer security outfit, “Yan Sa Kai” in a confrontation on the outskirts of Anka town.

On Sunday too, the hoodlums killed 10 traders from Kanoma town who were were on their way to the Talata-Mafara market.

NAN

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