Gunmen kill 27 people in north Nigeria's Zamfara state

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(m) at 11-06-2012 08:53PM (7 years ago)

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Junaid Salisu - a resident of Lingyadi village near the site of today's attacks which suffered a similar fate last year at the hands of robbers -  receiving treatment in May 2011 (File photo)



Twenty seven persons, including a policeman were killed by armed robbers in the early hours of Monday in Dangulbi Village in the Dansadau Emirate of Zamfara.

An eye-witness, Alhaji Lawalli Dangulbi, who spoke to newsmen at the Gusau Specialist Hospital, said there was pandemonium in the village when the robbers struck. He said the assailants shot sporadically, killing 18 persons instantly.

Alhaji Dangulbi is the chairmanship candidate of the All Nigeria Peoples Party for Maru Local Government Area in the Local Government Council polls coming up later this month.

He explained that the other dead bodies were discovered in neighbouring villages of Biya, Guru and Sabuwar Kasuwa.

The party stalwart said that he managed to carry eight wounded persons from the scene of the attack which, he said, was over 100 kilometres from the state capital, Gusau  for treatment.

The Zamfara State Commissioner of Police, Mr Usman Gwary, was however, not available for comments.



The commissioner was said to have travelled to the scene of the crime with the state's Acting Gov. Alhaji  Ibrahim Wakkala.

They went there to see things for themselves, sympathise with the people and attend the mass burial of the dead.

The Command’s Public Relations Officer, Mr Sanusi Amiru, confirmed the incident but refused to give further details.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) learnt that the attack might be a reprisal attack for an earlier ambush on the criminals’ enclaves in the emirate by security operatives and vigilante groups.

The attackers were reported as not having taken anything from their victims during the attack.

NAN reports that Gov. Abdul'Aziz Yari made donation of operational vehicles with communications gadgets to security operatives in the state last month, bringing the number of such vehicles to 74.

The vehicles were donated in a bid to combat armed robbery and other criminal activities in the state.


ajanni (m) at 11-06-2012 09:11PM
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too bad, may their souls rest in peace
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Annizzle (f) at 11-06-2012 09:39PM
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 Shocked Shocked
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Unikpearl (f) at 11-06-2012 09:51PM
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Eeeeya...R.I.P
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FinlandGuy (m) at 11-06-2012 10:02PM
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Na wetin dead mohammed and islam teach dem,kill kill kill na de work of dia allah
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kelechi86 (f) at 11-06-2012 10:10PM
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mh. RIP
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chicco77 (f) at 11-06-2012 10:15PM
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CHAI RIP
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Senegal (m) at 11-06-2012 10:30PM
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RIP
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ajanni (m) at 11-06-2012 11:37PM
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baboon
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yomidunjoye (m) at 12-06-2012 12:02AM
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God av mercy, is getting 2 much in this country!
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deboalabi262 (m) at 12-06-2012 12:34AM
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Abokis -why una dey kill yourselves? ehhhhh....

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emnoeasy (m) at 12-06-2012 12:38AM
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poster did you said armed rubber killed 27?
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FinlandGuy (m) at 12-06-2012 12:57AM
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Quote from: ProphetMohamme on 12-06-2012 12:56AM
I teach them to kill but I`m alive not dead
It`s allah my father who will die soon cos he has HIV/AIDS

Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin
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ebbi (m) at 12-06-2012 01:24AM
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so what happened to the sharia in that God forsaken state? i thought sharia was supposed to frighten away crime. the sooner we learn the better for us all. the way to security is human resource development not ethnic nor religious bigotry.
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mkpume22 (m) at 12-06-2012 01:32AM
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this is how a cursed generation lyk north suppose to be. as far as i'm concerned i don't think d north will know peace again for enternity!! since muslims have decided to defile their land with the bloods of innocent xtians every time , as mohammedeen followers have decided to kill fellow human they cannot create like nama(cow) so they shall never know peace again from generation to generation Amen. mohammedeens followers think twice n make a good decision by accepting Christ Jesus who died on the cross of Calvary that we may be save so that on the last day you all blood feeding religion will not b perish in burning furnace(hellfire).    
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amcq2001 (m) at 12-06-2012 01:54AM
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Do Nigeria have a government? l don't not think so. A place where the gunmen attacking people for three hours no security forces on the ground, all these money spend on Nigeria forces is just to provide them a beautiful uniform. what a shame to a nation.
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basati (m) at 12-06-2012 02:30AM
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Hey e be like say Government no dey around.
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mickky21 (m) at 12-06-2012 05:56AM
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which kind armed robbers??? Na boko haram....why poster wan hide the truth?? dey no steal anything. its good the killings is still in the north. i hope its only their brothers they killed. Foolish northerners with their demonic religion.
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oddyme (m) at 12-06-2012 06:41AM
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ARE SURE THEY ARE ARMED ROBBERS? ARE YOU SURE IT IS NOT A POLITICAL MOVE BY THE ALHAJI TO GAIN POLITICAL SYMPATHY?  YOU KNOW IN NIGERIA ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN WHEN POLITICIANS ARE INVOLVED Undecided Undecided
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yakubui (m) at 12-06-2012 06:49AM
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gun spreading in Nigeria is the root causes of this massless killing of innocent citizens
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