Sunday, January 6, 2013

Armed Robbers Terrorize Region, Kill Seven.

KANO — Suspected armed robbers terrorizing North-West zone of the country raided three villages, killing at least seven people and wounding seven more in Zamfara State.

Zamfara State Information Commissioner, Ibrahim Birnin Magaji, said, Sunday, that the attacks focused on the villages of Akuzo, Makera and Usu in the rural region adding that the gunmen attacked the villages, Saturday morning, as people left the mosque following morning prayers.

The assault seemed to be the work of a violent gang blamed for several mass casualty attacks in the region in recent months as they specialize in raiding rural villages in Zamfara and neighbouring Kaduna State.

In June, gunmen killed at least 27 people in Zamfara State in attacks on villages preparing for a local market day. Another 20 were killed in an October attack.

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