ARMED BANDITS KILL 18 IN ZAMFARA STATE
Armed bandits killed at least 18 people and burned down cars and shops in Zamfara State, where the government imposed a telecoms blackout as part of a security operation against groups of kidnappers.
Eons Intelligence gathered that the attack on Kuryan Madaro village in Zamfara happened around 9 p.m. on Tuesday when dozens of bandits rode into the village on motor-bikes.
Abubakar Yakubu a resident of Kuryan Madaro who had travelled to neighboring Kebbi state said that the men had shot sporadically, forcing villagers to flee.
Abubakar Abdullahi Alhassan, a lecturer at Kebbi State Polytechnic who has relatives in Zamfara, confirmed the attack.
"Many other people obtained various degrees of injuries as the result of this attack," said Alhassan said.
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