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Terrorists Abduct 23 Persons, Kill 3 In Zamfara

The Northwest Nigeria terror leader informed village heads he would turn those abducted into slaves by using them on his farm and for other hard labour.

A terror gang led by one Dogo Gudale has abducted about 23 persons from three villages in Bukuyum Local Government Area of Zamfara State, Northwest Nigeria.

The attack on Tuesday, June 7, occurred at about 5:30 a.m. (WAT).

HumAngle learnt that those abducted were mainly young men from Gayawa, Takalafiya, and Kairu villages. 

A Village Head who did not want his name mentioned told HumAngle that the attack had displaced many villagers.

“We are restless and have been turned into displaced persons by the Dogo Gudale’s terror camp who attacked us today and kidnapped our 23 youths between the age of 19 and 35 years.”

He said the terror leader has moved them into his den to farm for him and expose them to other inhumane labour. 

“This has been his usual cruelty to our people. This is why my people ran away from the village to escape being kidnapped, killed, molested or held for ransom,” the monarch said.  

Twenty-two-year-old Balki Adamu, whose husband was among those abducted, expressed fear that the terror leader may demand ransom to release her husband. 

“My greatest fear is that the terrorists should not ask for ransom because we have no money and no assets to sell out for his freedom,” the mother of five said.

Before Tuesday’s attack, another terror group had attacked Gayawa and killed three persons.  

According to Kabiru Shehu, a villager who escaped the attack, the terrorists killed were Isah DanTsalambe, MaiRakumi Gayawa, and DanJumma Fadama.

Sani Dahiru, a  member representing Bukuyum South at the Zamfara State House of Assembly, told HumAngle that activities of terror groups had made seven villages in Kyaram Ward under his Constituency unaccessible. 

“Zamfara State Government, in synergy with Nigeria’s security agencies, are tirelessly working hard to end the scourge of the insecurity affecting the areas,” Dahiru said. 

“As you might have been briefed on the situation in the affected areas, Zamfara State Commissioner for Disaster Management and Humanitarian Affairs has already put everything in place to respond to the IDPs’ immediate need.”

Mohammed Shehu, Police Public Relations Officer in Zamfara State, told our reporter, “the Command is presently contacting its sources in Bukuyum LGA for quick response to the latest security breaches in the areas”.

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