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CNB News – Bandits were said to have killed at least 16 people in Kanoma District of Maru Local Government Area of Zamfara on Sallah day, the bandits said to have invaded in late hours of the day Tuesday (evening) which was the day of Sallah celebration,  then started to fire gunshot at non stop, which led to the killing of 16 people in the affected area.

Confirming the attack in a press statement in Gusau on Wednesday, the Director-General on Media to the state governor, Yusuf Idris, said:

“the governor visited the community and sympathised with them”.  “During the visit, the governor also directed security agencies to immediately “swing” into action and bring the perpetrators to book. The governor also directed the movement of 14 persons, who sustained injuries from gunshots from Kanoma General Hospital, to the Federal Medical Centre, Gusau, for better medical care. The bill should be charged to the state government,” he said.


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