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Terrorists Kill 2, Kidnap 12 In Northwest Nigeria Community

Some of the terrorists that attacked Gadar-Zaima, Bukuyum LGA, Zamfara, Northwest Nigeria, included women dressed in military uniforms.

Terrorists, including women, stormed the Gadar-Zaima community in Bukuyum LGA, Zamfara State, Northwest Nigeria, killing two persons and kidnapping 12 others.

The attack took place on Thursday, June 30, at 7 a.m. WAT, a few hours before, some Nigerian soldiers in official vehicles visited locations within the market while taking snapshots.

Residents told HumAngle that the gang, which included women in military uniforms, were about 300 in number, armed with two persons on about 150 motorcycles.

Muhammad Bala Aminu, an eyewitness and visitor to the market, pointed out that two people, Muhammadu Zauma and a commercial driver, had also been killed.

A day earlier, on Gadar-Zaima’s market day, Wednesday, June 29, by 5:40 p.m., the same terror group abducted traders, including “DanJumma Hakimi Gadar Zaima Village Head, Adamu Sulaiman, a political party Secretary from Kyaram Ward, Abubakar Mai-Manja Gada, and Umaru Abubakar Shirwa who is a local hunter,” Murtala Sulaiman, a resident who narrowly escaped, told HumAngle. 

The terrorists broke into stores and shops, where they stole foodstuffs, provisions, money and other valuables.

Those abducted on the market day were “Husaini Garba, whose business is grinding food grains; Kabiru Garba, a local barber; Iliya Dada from Gummi, who sells meat and many unknown visitors to the market who are believed to have come from various locations,” said Sufiyanu Dan Iya Gummi, a trader.

Recently, Gadar Zaima has suffered attacks launched by different terror groups. A development that led to the closure of many businesses in the locale.


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