In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 22nd, October, 2020

Tragedy As Gunmen Kill 20 Individuals In Contemporary Assault In Zamfara

Tragedy As Gunmen Kill 20 Persons In Fresh Attack In Zamfara


Tragedy As Bandits Kill 20 Individuals In Contemporary Assault In Zamfara

Not lower than folks have misplaced their lives as they have been murdered by unknown gunmen in Tungar Kwana village in Talata Mafara native authorities space of Zamfara State on Tuesday night time, October 20.

In accordance with residents who spoke to Premium Instances, the gunmen stormed the neighborhood round 11 pm on bikes after blocking the neighborhood’s entry and exit factors and commenced to shoot folks. Many homes have been additionally burnt in the course of the assault that lasted for a number of hours.

“It was a effectively deliberate and coordinated assault; in addition they stole many livestock and escaped to the forest,” a resident advised the pubilcation.

The resident alleged that the assault was in retaliation for the huge ongoing onslaught by Nigerian safety forces in opposition to the armed bandits of their forest enclave.

The Emir of Talata Mafara, Bello Muhammed, led the funeral prayer for the victims on Wednesday morning, October 21.

Spokesperson for the State Police Command, Mohammed Shehu, who confirmed the incident mentioned that 20 folks have been killed by bandits who see the agricultural residents as informants for the safety companies.

“The gunmen see the villagers as a delicate goal to avenge the continued offensive in opposition to them. The realm is calm as extra safety personnel are deployed, and the criminals can be arrested to face the load of the regulation,” Shehu mentioned.


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