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Terrorists Kill Many In Attacks On 3 Kebbi Communities

Terrorists attacked Tungar Zarumai, Bakin Turu, and Yauri-Koko of Kebbi State, Northwest Nigeria, all on the same day, killing 10 residents and kidnapping many more, mostly women and children.

At least 10 persons were killed and an unspecified number of others abducted by terrorists operating in Northwest Nigeria in three separate attacks on Kebbi State communities on Saturday, Feb. 19, HumAngle can report. 

According to a resident, the terrorists stormed Tungar Zarumai, a community in Shanga Local Government Area, razed houses, and abducted 15 residents, mostly women and children. 

Abdulaziz Yauri, a Kebbi resident, told HumAngle that terrorists killed five residents, including a disabled man who was burnt alive while attempting to flee the attack in Tungar Zarumai. 

Yauri, who said one of his friends was among the victims, added that the terrorists who moved to Bakin Turu killed an unspecified number of residents and kidnapped many more. 

They also blocked the Yauri-Koko road, killing three people before moving on to Bakin Turu village, where they killed two more people, he said.

Terrorists have increased their attacks in Kebbi State, where more than 100 students were kidnapped from a secondary school in Yauri, some of whom were only recently released after months in captivity. 
On Friday, Jan. 16, 2022, at least 16 people were confirmed dead, including two soldiers and a police officer, after an attack by terrorists in Danko Wasagu Local Government Area of the state.

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Aliyu is an Assistant Editor at HumAngle and Head of the Radicalism and Extremism Desk. He has years of experience researching misinformation and influence operations. He is passionate about analysing jihadism in Africa and has published several articles on the topic. His work has been featured in various local and international publications.

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