Zamfara buries over 140 locals killed by moving bandits - NEWS FRONTIER DAILY


Saturday, January 8, 2022

Zamfara buries over 140 locals killed by moving bandits

By Our Correspondent

Over 140 locals killed by Bello Turji and his men ;have been buried in Zamfara state. 

The locals were shot and killed when the bandit kingpin, Turji and his men were relocating from the Shinkafi forests to another forest near Bukkuyum and Anka Local Government Areas .

A local who survived, said he saw 143 corpses recovered and buried after attacks  on many villages  on the bandits way in Anka and Bukuyyum Local Government Areas.

" As military jets are bombing them, the bandits do hide inside community and kill the unlucky ones; afterwards. They killed mostly the aged, children and others. They kidnapped women and even the married ones, " the local said. 

" The bandits also met some people on their farms and killed them. Some of the bodies were burnt," he said.

" In some villages, the bandits set houses on fire which affected women and children . After torching the houses, the bandits would stay outside and deny the victims any exit point. Some were shot when they rushed out. Burnt corpses were found and buried. "

" The bandits rustled over 2000 cattle and other domestic animals. Surviving victims are now taking refuge in Local Government Headquarters and with relatives. They are hungry and thirsty," he said.

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