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Again, bandits strike in Zamfara, ‘kill 9’

Again, bandits strike in Zamfara, ‘kill 9’
November 20
15:52 2016

Nine people, including two policemen, have been killed by bandits in a fresh attack in Zamfara state.

Don Awunah, spokesman of the Nigeria police force, disclosed this to NAN in Abuja on Sunday.

Awunah said the police mobile force and the counter-terrorism unit had been deployed in the area to restore law and order.

Yusuf Moriki, member representing Zurmi west in the state house of assembly, said the incident occurred at Dole, Tudun Bugaje and Kwangwami communities in Zurmi local government area.


According to him, 25 people were killed, while many others were injured during the attacks.

“So far, we have the record of 25 people who were killed during the attack, while many others injured have been taken to hospital for treatment,” Moriki said.

The bandits attacked the villages on Saturday night after carrying out similar attacks in some communities at neighboring Shinkafi local government area, the previous day.


The lawmaker commended security agencies over measures taken to restore peace and stability, but urged them to do more.

He appealed to the people to remain calm, saying the state government in collaboration with security agencies, was making efforts to restore peace and stability.

On Thursday, the assailants killed 35 people, and abducted 40 in Maru local government area of the state.


1 Comment

  1. Mick
    Mick November 21, 08:07

    Na wa o! What is this country turning into?

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