Massacre in Zamfara as gunmen kill 41

By Editor on 16/02/2018

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Suspected armed bandits killed at least 41 people at Birane village in Zurmi local government area of Zamfara state, the latest in a series of deadly raids on rural communities in the state.

In November last year 24 people were killed and dozens of residential  houses torched in attacks  on about three communities in Shinkafi local government area of the state.

The federal government had thereafter announced plan to establish a Brigade Command of the Nigerian army in the state to help check armed banditry and cattle rustling plaguing the communities in the state.

In Thursday’s attack the gunmen intercepted a Canter vehicle conveying bridesmaids  and traders to the community market.

They slit the throat of the driver and then opened fire on the vehicle killing all on board and then set it ablaze.

The armed bandits then proceeded to the community market and started shooting indiscriminately.

The traders scampered for safety as the gunmen continued their assault unabated.

“They arrived in large number and on motorbikes intercepting and killing people who were coming or going out of the village. About 41 people were shot dead within a short period of time, ” a resident Hussaini Abdu said.

Abdu further explained that a commercial motorbike rider conveying a woman and her three children was killed and his motor bike burnt adding that up till now the where about of the woman and her children is not known.

However, the  state police command through its spokesman DSP Muhammad Shehu said the conflict arose after hunters and local vigilantes mobilized and launched a pre-emptive attack on the armed bandits after they heard that the bandits to were preparing to attack their community.

He said instead of the residents to give the security operatives timely information to avert the attack they decided to take law in to their hands by going out to confront the gunmen.

“You know Birane is a very remote community. Yet, I can’t tell you the actual figures of the casualties till after the Deputy Commissioner operations of the command comes back. He, alongside other officers are there to assess the situation and provide additional security measures,” he added. – Daily Trust.

Posted 16/02/2018 06:12:39 AM

 

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