35 Killed, 40 Others Abducted in Zamfara Villages Attacks

No few than 35 persons have been reportedly killed, Friday, in renew attacks on four villages in Maradun Local Government Area of Zamfara State.
In a separate attacks, gunmen abducted unspecified numbers of the community, put at 40 traders, after killing two policemen and four civilians in Mai Kansa village in Maru Local Government Area of the state.
According to some of the residents, the armed men promised never to release those abducted until their herds of cattle seized by security operatives and the vigilante are released.
Men riding on motorcycles were said have stormed the villages, firing at residents.
Seven persons were killed at Yan’ kamoji, nine at Sabon Gida, 11 at Tubali and two at Kaya village
In the Kanu village attack, a resident said: “They killed two mobile policemen and four civilians on board. They abducted about 40 traders, including women and children and dashed into the forest, firing gunshots into the air.
“They promised never to release those abducted until their herds of cattle seized by security operatives and the vigilante group known as Yan Sakai were returned.
“We are calling the phone numbers of the abducted traders and the bandits would answer in a very harsh tone. They are threatening to kill the kidnapped residents if their demands are not met,” a resident, Murtala Kurar Mota was quoted as saying.
These attacks came two weeks after 40 illegal gold miners were killed in Bindin village also in Maru Local Government Area.

Author: News Editor

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