30 persons feared dead in attacks launched by gunmen in Zamfara state

About 30 persons are feared dead following a fresh attack by unknown gunmen in Malikawa village, Gidan Goga district of Maradun local government area in Zamfara state. According to reports, the gunmen were said to have attacked and killed about five persons who had gone to work on their farms and twenty-five others who wanted to retrieve their corpses for burial.

A resident of the community, Mallam Makau,  said “In the early hours of the morning, five residents who had gone to plant seeds on their farmlands were shot dead by the armed bandits hiding in a forest near our community. When people of the area went to get the corpses for burial, the gunmen started shooting sporadically and they killed about 25 persons.”

Confirming the attack, the spokesperson of the state police command, Muhammad Shehu, said the attack was a result of a land dispute between two warring factions.

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