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50 Killed, 31 Injured As Bandits Attack Maru, Gusau and Birnin Magaji In Zamfara State

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Gunmen Kill Seven, Injure Others In Fresh Plateau Attack

Gunmen Attack Maru, Gusau and Birnin Magaji Local Govts in Zamfara State.

At least 50 persons have been reportedly killed while 31 sustained injuries after suspected bandits attacked some communities in Zamfara state during the weekend.

This makes an addition to the record of 1,071 persons killed between January and April this year in Bandits and Kidnappers operation as given by the Inspector General Police, Mohammed Adamu on May 1.

The armed men were said to have attacked communities in Maru, Gusau and Birnin Magaji local government areas of the state.

The attackers came in motorcycles, overrunning Magami district in Gusau LGA and displacing residents of several communities.

Clement Abiade, acting director, force information, Operation Sharan Daji, said the soldiers were injured while battling the suspects.

He added that the soldiers had been taken to the Federal Medical Centre, Gusau, for treatment.

The attack on Saturday on Kunkilai village was said to have occurred when residents were attending a naming ceremony.

The bandits, who wielded sophisticated weapons, shot sporadically, killing scores while several others were wounded.

After hours of the onslaught, the bandits were said to have retreated to the forest as there were no security operatives to face them.

Muhammed Shehu, the spokesman of the Zamfara police command, confirmed the attack on Kunkilari but maintained that only 10 persons died.

On Wednesday, suspected bandits attacked the Government Girls Secondary School in Zurü local government area of the state.



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