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Terrorists Kill Traditional Ruler, 3 Others In Northwest Nigeria

Terrorists attacked Gada Community in Bungudu Local Government Area of Zamfara State, Northwest Nigeria and killed a traditional ruler known as Umaru Bawan-Allah and three others.

Terrorists have attacked Gada Community in Bungudu Local Government Area of Zamfara State, Northwest Nigeria and killed a traditional ruler known as Umaru Bawan-Allah and three others. 

According to Usman Ahmad, the Secretary of the Bungudu Emirate Council, the attackers stormed the community around 1 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 29 and wreaked havoc on the residents. 

The Emirate Council has set 4 p.m. Wednesday for the burial rites of the traditional ruler and the other victims, according to Ahmad. 

Residents of Gada, a village approximately seven kilometres from Bungudu, the local council headquarters, reported the terrorists killed, maimed, and raped women at will for almost four hours. 


Northwestern Nigeria has been subjected to regular terror attacks and pillages, forcing many people to flee to neighbouring countries. 

Thousands of people have fled to the Niger Republic as refugees, and many more have gone to neighbouring places where they are hard pressed to find a safe haven. 

Several attempts to disrupt terrorist operations have failed, and several presidential security briefings have had no significant results. 

Bello Masari, the governor of Katsina state, which borders Zamfara, has urged locals to take up arms and protect themselves, rather than allowing terrorists to get away with their crimes.


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Aliyu Dahiru

Aliyu Dahiru Aliyu is a senior reporter, researcher and a fact-checker. He heads the extremism and radicalisation desk. Tweets: @Aliyussufiy

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