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Terrorists Attack Zamfara Community, Kill 20

No fewer than 20 people were massacred by terrorists in Tungar Kwana of Talata Mafara Local Government Area of Zamfara State on Tuesday, October 20, 2020.

The terrorists, who came on motorcycles, blocked the entry and exit points to the village before killing, maiming and raping the residents.

The attack was said to be a retaliation for military operations against terrorists in the area.

““It was a well planned and coordinated attack; they also stole many livestock and escaped to the forest,” according to a resident who pleaded anonymity for security reasons.

The police spokesperson in Zamfara State, Mohammed Shehu, confirmed that 20 people were massacred by the terrorists who saw the community members as informants of security agents.

“The gunmen see the villagers as soft target to avenge the ongoing offensive against them.

“The area is calm as more security personnel have been deployed, and the criminals would be arrested to face the weight of the law,” Shehu said.

The Emir of Talata Mafara, Bello Muhammed, led a funeral prayer for the victims.

Many residents have reportedly deserted the communities for fear of further attacks.

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Aliyu Dahiru

Aliyu Dahiru is an assistant editor and head of extremism and radicalization desks at HumAngle. He is a fact-checker and has a passion for analyzing jihadism in Africa and telling the stories of those affected by conflict and insecurity. Tweets: @Aliyussufiy

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