Bandits Stage Fresh Attack in Zamfara, Burn Down 5 Communities, Kill Many People

Bandits Stage Fresh Attack in Zamfara, Burn Down 5 Communities, Kill Many People

  • There is brewing tension in five communities in Zamfara state as bandits have carried out another fresh attack
  • Recent is the attack in Anka and Bukkuyum local government areas of the state, as many flee for their lives
  • Meanwhile, the state has become the hotbed of violent attacks by gunmen who threaten the source of livelihood of the residents and as well their safety

Zamfara state- There is tension in some communities in Zamfara state as hundreds of residents scamper for safety following an attack in five communities in Anka and Bukkuyum local government areas of Zamfara state.

Premium Times report that residents have been trouping into Anka town after bandits killed many people in their villages. gathered that the number of those killed was yet to be ascertained.

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Bandits stage fresh attack in Zamfara, burn down 5 communities, kill many people
The governor is worried as the state becomes the hotbed of violent attacks in recent times. Photo credit: Governor Bello Matawalle
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The newspaper reported further that the villages attacked are Tungar Geza, Rafin Gero, Kurfar Danya, Kewaye and Tungar Na More.

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An anonymous source who spoke to VOA Hausa as monitored by the newspaper disclosed that the attacks started from Barikin Daji in what was described as a fight between the bandits and Yan Sakai (the unofficial vigilante members).

Jubilation in Zamfara as notorious kidnap lord releases over 50 abducted victims

Meanwhile, had earlier reported that a notorious and highly wanted kidnapper in Zamfara state has released 53 people who had been under his captivity for a long time.

Bello Turji made the release weeks after he had written a letter to the Shinkafi Emirate Council stating his willingness to turn a new leaf. Turji in his letter had said that he was willing to lay down his arms and embrace peace as warned by the state governor.

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Some residents of the state said that the recent release of victims by Turji and his team is part of the dialogue with the kidnap lord with relevant authorities.

It won’t change anything, Sheikh Gumi reacts to declaration of bandits as terrorists

In related news, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi reacted to the Federal High Court's decision to declare bandits as terrorists, saying it will not change anything.

The Kaduna-based Islamic scholar in a statement by Malam Tukur Mamu, his media consultant and Dan-Iyan Fika explained that even before the declaration bandits were being treated as terrorists.

According to him, bandits are herdsmen, and giving such a label will result in more violence in the country.


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