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Gunmen kill 7 in Zamfara as Gov Yari raises alarm over threats

Zamfara State Police Command has confirmed the death of seven persons in a fresh attack by gunmen at Gidan-Labbo village in Gidan-Goga district of Maradun local government area of the state.

Public Relations Officer, Muhammad Shehu told NAN on Sunday that the bandits, on Friday, attacked people of Gidan Labbo village at Malikawa Forest while the victims were clearing their farm lands to prepare for this year’s rainy season.

“As soon as we received the report, our men were deployed to the area. They discovered seven bodies”,
Shehu, a deputy superintendent of police said.

He confirmed that the command and other security agencies have already deployed security personnel to the area to maintain peace and stability.

He urged people of the state to continue to support security agents with information on criminals to enable them take proactive measures.

Meanwhile, governor Abdul’aziz Yari on Saturday disclosed that the bandits are now sending threat letters to farmers in the state, asking them to keep away from their farms.

Yari made this known while launching the sales and distribution of fertiliser to farmers in the state at Nasarawar-Burkullu town in Bukkuyum local government area of the state.

He described the threat as unfortunate and worrisome as majority of Zamfara people are farmers, promising that he would meet President Muhammad Buhari and security chiefs over the issue.

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It is very easy for we Africans to point fingers when things like these happend. Autopsy should be carry out to see what lead to the dealth of thes nine and such mistakes can then be avoided next time.  This is a great lost.