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JUST IN: Bandits kill 60 people in Zamfara

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Ibrahim Ramalan is a graduate of Mass Communications from the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) Zaria. With nearly a decade-long, active journalism practice, Mr Ramalan has been able to rise from a cub reporter to the exalted position of an editor; first as Arts Editor with the Blueprint Newspapers before resigning in 2019; second and presently as an Associate Editor of the Daily Nigerian online newspaper. He can be reached via [email protected], or www.facebook.com/ibrahim.ramalana, or @McRamalan on Twitter.
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Bandits have killed about 60 people of Kadawa village in Zurmi Local Government Area of Zamfara State, DAILY NIGERIAN gathered.

A witness told BBC Hausa Service that the gunmen invaded the community around 6pm Thursday evening and killed 54 people.

According to him, the bandits rustled cows and looted many shops in the village.

The witness added that the bandits also attacked neighboring villages of Maganya and Jinkirawa after the incident.

The witness said: “They killed 54 people, all of who are males. Right now, there are no people to perform funeral service for the deceased because the village has been deserted.

“We are presently conveying the corpses of the deceased to the palace of Emir of Zurmi where the funeral will be held.”

But other sources told this newspaper that the bandits killed more than 60 villagers during the attack.

When contacted, the spokesperson of the state police command, Mohammed Shehu, told DAILY NIGERIAN that he was in a meeting and would get back when he is through.

Details later…

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