Terrorists Kill 13 Persons, Rustle Cattle In Zamfara

The series of attacks took place from Sunday to Wednesday in Zamfara, Northwest Nigeria, leading to the death of residents and the rustling of cattle by terrorists.

Thirteen persons, including two security personnel were killed by terrorists in Nasarawa-Burkullu and Kairu villages of Maru and Bukuyum Local Government Areas (LGAs) of Zamfara State.

This took place between Sunday, May 15, and Wednesday, May 18, in northwestern Nigeria. 

A resident, Danladi Abdu, said the attacks show “the highest insensitivity and irresponsibility on the side of the Nigerian government at all levels.”

Wednesday’s attack on Takalafiya at about 6:00 a.m. WAT claimed seven lives and is believed to have been carried out by a terror group loyal to Dogo Gudale in Bukuyum LGA, HumAngle gathered.

Also, the gang’s incursion into neighbouring villages, including Kairu, led to the rustling of over 57 livestock.

Buhari Kairu, 37, a resident of Kairu told HumAngle “there is not any day that comes and passes without terrorist members intruding into our villages and farms to kill, kidnap or rustle the remaining animals we have. They even conscript our innocent people pulling them into their den for manual work at Dogo Gudale’s farm, human maltreatment we see as slavery.”

On May 15, at Nasarawa-Burkullu Central Cattle Market, terrorists suspected to be operating from Kachalla Shadari’s camp in Gando-Kairu forest, attempted to rustle 135 cows.

Bashar Musa Gummi, a resident, told HumAngle “They were teenage boys holding guns and powerful ammunition,” he said. “We must say kudos to the Nigerian army for their quick response to the terror group at the time of the attack. They chased them [terrorists] away and brought back all the rustled cows to the market.”

Similarly, on Monday, May 26, yet another group attempted to rustle 200 cows in Ribah LGA, residents alarmed security operatives who, in collaboration with a vigilante group, foiled the attack. 

Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) Shehu Muhammad of the Zamfara State Police Command confirmed the incidents and said, “the Nigeria army in collaboration with the tactical unit of the Zamfara State Police is in top gear to end insecurity in the state and also to repel any impending attack on the innocent residents in the state.”

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