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Terrorists Attack Zamfara Community, Kill Six


Six persons have been reportedly killed, following a fresh attack by suspected terrorists’ at Rogoji community, in Bakura Local Government Area of Zamfara State.

Rogoji community is about two kilometers to Bakura town, Headquarters of Bakura Local Government.

Abdullahi, a resident of Bakura town, said the attackers stormed Rogoji community on Wednesday night and started firing sporadic gunshots, killing five vigilante operatives instantly and injured one, who later died at the hospital.

He said, “They invaded the Rogoji community about 11pm on Thursday, they came to the community on motorcycles in large numbers with sophisticated weapons, shooting to scare the people away.

“The terrorists went into houses, ransacked from one house to the other, carting away valuables and rustling an unspecified number of animals in the troubled community.”

“Honestly, the military officers and the civilian JTF tried, there are some vigilantes stationed in that village, so they called their members in Bakura town, but considering the type of weapons the terrorists were using, they had to call the military and I saw them when they were coming.

“Before the troops could reach the village, the terrorists had left the place, but honestly they responded to the distress call,” the witness buttressed.

Spokesperson of the State Police Command, SP Muhammed Shehu, who confirmed the incident on Friday, said an assessment of the development is ongoing.

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