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Bandits kill village head, eight others in Zamfara village

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Bandits kill village head, eight others in Zamfara village

Bandits have slaughtered the village head and eight others in Tungar Ruwa in Anka Local Government Area of Zamfara State.

 

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It was gathered that the incident which occurred at midnight on Wednesday November 10, lasted for several hours. 

 

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A source, Anas Mustapha, told Premium Times that the bandits invaded the village on motorbikes and started shooting into the air as they rode towards the village head’s residence.

 

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They then took him out and slaughtered him in the presence of some of his people that were also gathered by the bandits.

 

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“Eight other people were confirmed dead when the bandits left after the attack. But our understanding is that they (bandits) came for the village head. You know when they feel a particular leader in a community is giving them troubles, they do kill him instantly,” Mr Mustapha said.

 

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He said the bandits also stole foodstuff and domestic animals in the village but did not kidnap anyone. 

 

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Spokesperson of the police in the state, Mohammed Shehu, confirmed the attack to Premium Times but he did not give details.

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