Bandits kill 60 in Zamfara

Bandits between Wednesday and Thursday killed about 60 people following a raid in some communities in Zamfara state.

According to Daily Trust report, the affected communities, about five in number, are located in Bukkuyum and Anka LGAs of the state.

A resident told the publication the gunmen came in large numbers on motorcycles and shot sporadically when they got to the communities.

“The residents, especially women and children, scampered to safety,” the resident simply identified as Babangida said.

“Some of them are taking refuge in Bukkuyum local government area and some other relatively safer communities.

“The whereabouts of dozens of other residents are still unknown. Up to the wee hours of Thursday, displaced persons were messing up in the Nasarawa Burkullu community.

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“Some of them sustained serious injuries from gunshots.”

According to the newspaper, the attacks on these communities by the bandits are coming after recent air raids by the air force displaced Bello Turji, a terror kingpin, from the Fakai forest in the state.

Most of these bandits, the publication said, have been forced to take Gando forest as home which is located at Bukkuyum LGA.

Both the Zamfara state police command and the state government are yet to comment on the incidents.

 

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