Bandits kill 16 in Zamfara on Salah day

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Bandits on Salah day, killed 16 people in the Kanoma community of Maru Local Government Area, Zamfara state.


The Director-General of the state governor’s media team, Mr. Yusuf Idris, confirmed the incident on Wednesday, June 5, after the Governor, Mr. Abdul-Aziz Abubakar, visited the community.

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The media DG revealed that the bandits were reported to have attacked the area on the eve of Tuesday, June 4, and fired gunshots sporadically, causing the death of the 16 persons, while 14 others sustained injuries.


“The governor directed the movement of 14 persons, who sustained injuries from the gunshots from Kanoma General Hospital, to the Federal Medical Centre, Gusau, for better medical care”.


Idris noted however, that the Governor, at the visit, had directed security agencies to commence investigations into the killing immediately and bring the perpetrators to book.

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