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GUNMEN INVADES (15) VILLAGES IN ZAMFARA, ABDUCT OVER (20) & KILLS (8) PERSONS

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Suspected gunmen have abducted over twenty women after launching several attacks in various communities of Gusau the state capital on Sunday.
 
Some of the villages attacked included Geba, Tsakuwa, Gidan Kada, Gidan Kaura and many other villages in Gusau.
 
Residents of these villages told BBC Hausa service that, the gunmen after invading the villages, killed many people, set valuable properties ablaze and abducted many women.
 
One of the residents of these villages told BBC Hausa service that, “you see they have abducted (10) women in Kura, (9) at Bayauri, they have also invaded another village called Gana, and they have abducted (7) women from there they moved to a village called Duma and abducted (7) other persons and all these happened on Saturday night”.
 
Another source said the attacks resulted to the killing of eight persons while many households have fled out of their homes.
 
Information has it that majority of the people in these villages have started living their communities to Gusau the state capital for safety.
 
 
Another source told BBC Hausa service that people are living their villages to the Damba area also in Gusau.
 
 
“if you go to Damba you see women and children including those with pregnancy, and they have no food to eat and where they sleep in Damba is not conducive and the cold weather is not favorable to them. The condition looks as if there is no government in place” the source added.
 
 
Zamfara Commissioner for Information Ibrahim Dosara confirmed the incidence at Geba to BBC Hausa service and noted that three people were injured  but noted that as soon the gunmen invaded these villages security agencies were mobilized for intervention.
 
He denied the allegation by some residents of the affected villages that, security agencies have not intervened saying soldiers have gone to the Geba village and chased away the bandits.
 
 
 
 
 
 

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NIGERIAN ARMY REPELS ARMED BANDIT ATTACKS IN ZAMFARA COMMUNITY

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Troops of Operations Hadarin Daji based at Bakura local government area of Zamfara state had succeeded in repelling armed bandits attack on Rogoji and Sikkida communities of Bakura local government area council.

According to a credible source, the armed soldiers, after receiving credible information, moved to the areas and confronted the bandits.

On arrival at the scene where bandits were about to be launched their deadly attack, engaged them in a serious exchange of fire and eventually succeeded in neutralizing the areas.

During the operation, the troops recovered (2) Ak47 rifles and some special ammunition.

The soldiers had also succeeded in recovering some ruminant animals, including cattle, goats, and donkeys.

The recovered animals were successfully handed over to their owners at Sikkida Magaji village.

The source said despite repelling the attack, they remain vigilant of the area to make it safe.

 

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TROOPS OF OPERATIONS HADARIN DAJI RESCUE NINE KIDNAPPED VICTIMS IN ZAMFARA

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Operatives of the Operation Hadarin Daji had succeeded in rescuing nine kidnap victims along Unashi-Sabuwa forest in Bukkuyum local government area of Zamfara state.

According to an anonymous source, the operatives of the Nigerian military carried out a coordinated operation where they successfully scared the bandits who ran away after sighting the operatives approaching their enclaves.

After fleeing, they abandoned five kidnapped victims, and they were later rescued by the forces of Operation Hadarin Daji.

The victims were handed over to the traditional ruler of Unashi village, and they were eventually reunited with their families.

Furthermore, troops of OPHD deployed at FOB Unashi while on fighting patrol along bandit enclave in Naruba forest in Zamfara state, intercepted 2 kidnapped victims who escaped from their abductors due to the troops operational activities.

The victims were equally handed over to appropriate authority for them to be reunited with their families.

Similarly, troops of Operations Hadarin Daji deployed at Magami while on fighting and confidence building patrol foiled bandits attack and kidnap attempt Dogon Santsi general area.

The bandits escaped into the bush and successfully rescued the kidnapped victims. The victims were handed over to Sarkin Magami and they have been reunited with their families.p

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OVER TWENTY WOMEN ABDUCTED BY BANDITS IN ZAMFARA

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Some suspected bandits armed with deadly weapons abducted over twenty women in Gora Namaye district of Maradun local government area of Zamfara state.

A source who confided in this medium stated that, the women were abducted while working on their various farms at the outskirt of the Gora village.

“About twenty-four of these women are so far set to be in the custody of the bandits, and the figure is not yet determined since more are being searched for.

A source who spoke to Thunder Blowers stated anonymously stated that the bandits had earlier sent a warning that no local should go to the farm for this year’s farming activities and that those who believed they had no option were the ones that became victims of circumstances”.

“It has been the fear of the people that the bandits may execute their bad plans, but people have no choice because going to the farm is the only option for the people of the area”.

When contacted, Zamfara police spokesman DSP Yazeed Muhammad said he will verify to get the details of the incident before responding.

 

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