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Armed Bandits kill 17 in Zamfara villages

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Gunmen suspected to be bandits have killed at least 17 people at three villages in Birnin Magaji Local Government Area of Zamfara State.

Residents said the attackers, on motorbikes Saturday  invaded Gidan Kaso and killed at least seven people.

“They refused to allow other residents to take the remains of the victims for burial until when security operatives and other local vigilantes mobilized and stormed the community, “ a resident, Tukur Yusuf, said.

Bandits were also said to have raided Dan Dambo community yesterday, killing four people and carting away domestic animals.

“Seven people from neighbouring Kokeya village, who arrived at Dan Dambo community to offer help, were also shot dead by the armed men. They were killed trying to offer help to those under attack at Dan Dambo community. Residents of Gidan Kaso had earlier fled the community, but recently returned,” the resident added.

The spokesman of the state police command could not be reached for comments at the time of filing this report.

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