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Terrorists Abduct 5 In Fresh Attack On  Zamfara Community

Terrorists returned to the Tsafe of Zamfara State where they killed one person and abducted five others.

Five persons were abducted by terrorists on Tuesday, Feb. 22, during an attack on  Nassarawa Kaita community in Tsafe Local Government Area (LGA) of Zamfara State, Northwest Nigeria.

The armed gang who infiltrated Nassarawa Kaita via the Gusau-Magami-Dansadau road began by killing a driver they encountered on the road before proceeding to the village. 

Lawal Zonai, a member of local vigilante, whose wife’s stepfather was the driver killed in the attack, told HumAngle that the attackers abducted three other men and two women. 

He added that the terrorists demanded a ransom, which they received in part before releasing two men and two women and keeping the other man in captivity. 

Terrorists have recently increased their attacks in the Tsafe LGA, with two attacks in a week. They abducted, but later released, a custom officer who was in the town for a visit. 
Also, six other women regained their freedom on Sunday, February 20, 2022, after an undisclosed sum was paid as ransom to their kidnappers in Tsafe.

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