Another tragedy as bandits shoot 22 dead at Zamfara gold mine

Another tragedy as bandits shoot 22 dead at Zamfara gold mine

- Another 22 people have lost their lives in Nigeria as criminals attacked them

- They were killed in Zamfara when bandits shoot many people dead at a goldmine

- The bandits had earlier met resistance when they attempted to invade a village

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In another heartwrenching incident in Nigeria, some innocent Nigerians have been killed by bandits in Zamfara state.

The criminals on Thursday, February 25, killed at least 22 people in a deadly raid, Daily Trust reports.

According to the news outlet, the incident happened at a gold mine near Sabuwar Tunga village in Dankurmi district of Maru local government area.

According to some residents, the criminals had earlier invaded a nearby village called Koda with the intent of rustling cattle but met fierce resistance from the highly organized residents of the community.

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In fact, the leader of the bandits was killed by the residents who were able to recover all their rustled cattle.

Another tragedy as bandits shoot 22 dead at Zamfara gold mine
Gunmen killed at least 22 people in a deadly raid on a gold mine near Sabuwar Tunga village in Dankurmi district. Photo: @Femiadesina
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After this, they organized themselves and went to the gold mine near Sabuwar Tunga village.

They laid siege when most of the residents were attending a weekly market trading in Dankurmi community.

A source said:

“They asked the traders who mostly sell soft drinks to come for a meeting and when about eight of them gathered for the purported meeting, they shot them in the head at close range."
“They then proceeded to the mining pits and blocked all escape routes before they began shooting dead the artisanal miners at close range.”

Recall that had reported that some households have been thrown into mourning as gunmen wasted the lives of some policemen in Calabar, Rivers state.

The incident happened at a checkpoint when the criminals swooped on the unsuspecting policemen at Ayanmbat community near Idundu in the Aka Efa area of the Cross River capital.

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The policemen were killed while resting at the location,

In another report, troops of 82 Division Nigerian Army arrested 20 people suspected to be members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) following the presence of the military in Orlu town, Imo state.

Members of the group who were made up of 16 men and 4 women have all been handed over to the Nigerian Police Force by the army.

This was confirmed by Col Aliyu Yusuf, the deputy director, army public relations on Monday, February 22.


Aanu Adegun is a politics and current affairs content editor at with over 7 years of experience in both digital and traditional media. A graduate of English Studies from Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko, Ondo state, Aanu started his journalism career as a features writer. Aanu, who is also a creative writer has written books and children magazines. He once anchored some specialised pages of a national newspaper. Aanu is also a satirist.


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