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‘Scores killed’ as gunmen attack Zamfara community

‘Scores killed’ as gunmen attack Zamfara community
June 11
23:39 2021

An unconfirmed number of people have been killed in Zamfara, following an attack on Kadawa village in the state.

Confirming the attack on Friday, Shehu Mohammed, spokesman of the Zamfara police command, said operatives have been mobilised to the area.

According to NAN, more than 90 persons were allegedly killed during the incident.

The police, however, did not confirm the number of those killed, but Mohammed said investigation is ongoing to find those behind the attacks.

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“Yes, l can confirm to you that an attack took place at Kadawa village of Zurmi local government area, where bandits took advantage of the night to strike on unsuspecting people and killed them in cold blood,” the police spokesman said.

“On getting the news of the attack, the commissioner of police, CP Hussain Rabiu, ordered combined units of security personnel to mobilise to the area, restore peace and confidence in the communities and track the perpetrators so that they can be brought to book.

“The CP, also in company of the speaker of the state house of assembly, alhaji Nasiru Magarya, were at the affected community to condole with bereaved families.”

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According to NAN, some eyewitnesses in the village said the bandits who invaded the village spoke in foreign languages, and shot at anyone who tried to escape.

A villager, who reportedly gave his name as Lawali, said 67 bodies were recovered within the village, while 26 others were picked up at different locations on the outskirts.

Several other persons were said to have also sustained injuries.

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