BREAKING! Serious Commotion As Cattle Rustlers Strike Again, Kill 13 In Zamfara

(f) at 3-05-2018 02:24PM (1 year ago)

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It has been reported that as many as thirteen people were killed in prolonged clashes between cattle thieves and local civilian militia in northern Nigeria’s Zamfara state.
 
This was revealed by the police on Thursday.
 
A police spokesman Mohammed Shehu who was speaking to the Agence France Presse, AFP,  said the militia and cattle thieves fought a gun battle Tuesday through Wednesday in the remote village of Fankashi in the Maru district of the state.
 
“Our men recovered 13 dead bodies from the criminal gang and the vigilantes from the village after the fight,” he added.
 
The village was attacked by the bandits, resulting in the fight with the militia, who were armed with locally made, single-shot muskets. Police reinforcements were later sent to the area, said Shehu.
 
Rural communities in Zamfara have been under siege for several years from cattle rustlers and kidnapping gangs, who have raided herding communities, killing, looting and burning homes.
 
Villages formed self-defence forces in response but they, too, are often accused of killing suspected cattle thieves, prompting reprisal attacks. It was not clear if the latest incident was a reprisal or a raid to steal cattle.


ruthie (f) at 4-05-2018 12:50PM
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NAWA O...AND SOME WILL CRYING IT IS ONLY CHRISTIANS.....EVERYONE IS AFFECTED BY THIS HERDSMEN...NO POLITICS PLS
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