31 killed as bandits strike again

By Emmanuel Uzoma   1 month ago   154
Crime / Law - Top Stories


 

 

There were concerns in Zamfara State on Thursday about the amnesty the state government granted bandits following the killing of 31 people by hoodlums in two separate attacks.

No fewer than 29 people were killed by bandits at the Babban Rafi village in the Gummi Local Government Area of the state.

 

The same day, bandits killed two health workers at Makosa village in the Zurmi Local Government Area of the state.

An indigene of  Babban Rafi, Mallam Musa Ibrahim, who narrowly escaped, narrated his ordeal in a telephone interview with our correspondent on Thursday.

Ibrahim said the bandits, who were carrying  AK-47 rifles, arrived at the village on motorbikes and started shooting sporadically.

The attacks occurred a day before the state Governor, Bello Matawalle, at the 2020 Armed Forces Remembrance Day in Gusua, the state capital, on Wednesday,  warned unrepentant bandits to surrender their arms.

Before the governor’s assumption of office, there were increasing cases of killings and kidnapping by bandits.

The Commissioner of Police in the state, Usman Nagoggo, on January 8 this year,  said no fewer than 6,319 people were killed by bandits in the state in 2019  alone.

But the governor,  as part of efforts to solve the problem, in August last year, granted amnesty to repentant bandits, who released no fewer than 427 hostages after embracing the peace initiative of the state government.

Despite the amnesty, there have been attacks in the state. On Tuesday, two health workers were killed in the Makosa village in the Zurmi LGA.

The two health workers, whose names were given as  Lawali Suleiman and Aliyu Mohammed, were on duty administering polio vaccine when the bandits stormed the village.

An indigene of the area, who spoke to our correspondent on the phone on condition of anonymity, said the bandits arrived in the village at 2:30pm and headed towards the Primary Health Centre and asked everybody to surrender their belongings.

The source stated that there was misunderstanding between the bandits and the health workers because they (the health workers) refused to surrender their mobile telephone.

This was said to have provoked the bandits and made them to open fire on the health workers, killing them on the spot.

The source said, “After robbing the people of their belongings, the bandits also carted away their animals.”

Recalcitrant bandits responsible for attacks– Police

Confirming the attack, the Police Public Relations Officer, Mohammed Shehu, said, “Those who launched the attack were part of the recalcitrant bandits who stormed the village with the intention of committing robbery.”

Bandits pursued those who ran into bush and killed more – Residents

In the Babban Rafi village in the Gummi LGA  bandits killed 29 people on Tuesday. According to  a resident of the village, Ibrahim, while many people were killed, others managed to run into the bush. He explained that the bandits later pursued those who ran into the bush and killed some of them.

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Sulaiman Ibrahim
1 month ago

May it come to an end, is getting more worse


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Eze Lydia
1 month ago

God will surely protect us from these


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Only god can save from all these


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Otee Elijah
1 month ago

God have mercy ooo


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Osakpo Prince
1 month ago

May God help this county oo


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Faith Ugochukwu
1 month ago

God will so el ........


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Abasili Kelechi
1 month ago

31 peoples was killed


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Popoola Paul
1 month ago

Please our government please do something concerning these people that are killing their other human being


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Okoro Goodness
1 month ago

Only God will proctect us from all this calamity


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Okunola David
1 month ago

Let it end o Biko 


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Injustice will not go unpunished the govt should put measures in place


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May God help us


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Oh Lord have mercy us oooo


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Mojito
1 month ago

May God help us oo


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Martina
1 month ago

what! 31 people? GOD Show us the way


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Okehie Julian
1 month ago

What a pity


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Macelina
1 month ago

End time,m ay God be with us


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Macelina
1 month ago

May his soul rest in perfect peace


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1 month ago

Oh nooooo death? 


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1 month ago

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