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11 confirmed dead as Bandits attacked Maru local govt in Zamfara State



On Monday, bandits attacked Dangulbi residents, a local government in Zamfara state, killing 11 people.

According to reports, they attacked local people and raided a number of the community’s farms.

The Zamfara State Police Command has verified the attack. Speaking about the incident, Mohammed Shehu, a spokesman for the command, said that the police have sent a reinforcement squad to the area in an effort to restore calm.


“The one we have is 11 persons (dead), and the command has already dispatched a reinforcement team to the afflicted town, which has been successful in restoring normalcy. They are now engaged in confidence-boosting patrol, and that axis is essentially normal “He declared.

Locals have lamented their problems, claiming that bandits have been attacking them in a similar manner for the last few days.

Mr. Saifullahi Ibrahim, a local, claimed that the armed men who invaded their village wanted N2 million from them in exchange for permission to farm on their land.


He described how a bandit kingpin by the name of Damina demanded N2 million from them in order to allow them to cultivate on their lands, which is when the wave of attacks on our villages began.

Ibrahim claims that Kango, a different community about 2 kilometers from Dangulbi, was assaulted last Friday and that seven people were reportedly slain.
“He (Damina) assaulted Kango village, a community located two kilometers from Dangulbi, and seven people were slain. Then, yesterday (Sunday), in the late afternoon, he traveled to the area around Dangulbi when people were working on their farms. 14 individuals were proven dead on their different farms after they (the terrorists) collected them up, and some are still missing.

The resident has identified some of the victims as Lawali Yusuf, Basiru Bakwai, Murtala, Ashiru Suleman, Dayyabu Adamu, Sufiyanu Sani, and Kamalu Sani, among others

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