At least 35 farmers in Zamfara killed by motorcycle-riding armed bandits

06/18/2019

Posted by: Chris Odogwu

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Gunmen riding a motorbike unleashed terror on a village in Zamfara state, killing not less than 35 farmers! Click to read how they executed this tragedy!

No fewer than 35 people were killed by gunmen riding motorbikes in multiple attacks executed on three villages in the Shinkafi Local Government Area of Zamfara State.

Eyewitnesses report that a gang of armed men on a motorbike fired several gunshots at farmers in Tungar Kahau, Gidan Wawa and Kwallido villages, located about 20km West to Shinkafi town, and are in close proximity to each other.

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Farmers were chased and killed on their farmlands

One of the villagers, Sani Aliyu, stated that some of the farmers were shot dead by the armed men on their farmlands while others were chased all the way to their homes where they were killed.

“I’m just coming back from the funeral prayers of the victims. The gunmen shot 12 dead in Gidan Wawa, 22 in Tungar Kahau, 1 in Kwallido.

“The armed men arrived on motorbikes, shooting people who were working on their farms,” he said.

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PMNewsNigeria reports that SP Muhammad Shehu, spokesman of the state police command, was not reachable to confirm the incident at the time.

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Chris Odogwu is a Content Writer and Journalist. He holds a bachelor's degree in Mass Communication from University of Jos and a master's degree in Mass Communication from University of Lagos. His works have been published in top local and international publications including Forbes, HuffPost, ThriveGlobal, TheNextScoop and Nigeria360 among others. A member of the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR), the thrill he gets from writing about exotic cars feels almost the same as riding in them.

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