Bandits reportedly kill 30 in Zamfara, 10 in Katsina

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At least 30 persons were killed when bandits attacked Bungudu in Zamfara State on Saturday, the emir of the region Alhaji Hassan Attahiru said on Wednesday.

The emir had also accused the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) of ignoring distress calls when the bandits attacked.

But NAF denied the emir’s claim saying the bandits fled before military help arrived.

Meanwhile, 10 people were killed on Tuesday evening when bandits attacked Gobirawa and Sabawa villages in Safana Local Government Area of Katsina State.

Sources in the villages said the bandits stormed the two villages on about 150 motorcycles and started shooting sporadically.

They were also said to have burnt some houses and rustled some cattle in the process.

The spokesman for the Katsina Police Command, Gambo Isah, confirmed the incident on Wednesday.

Isah listed those killed as Umar Danbaba, Amadu Danliti,Mamuda Tinau, Saidu Yaro, Abubakar Nabau,Yakubu Danmagin and Abubakar Habule,all from Gobirawa village.

Others, he said, were Haro Mai, Audu Bagobiri and Surajo Joni of Sabawa village.

In Plateau State, two herdsmen identified as Mubarak Yakubu and Shehu Saidu were declared missing while 319 cows were also killed in latest attacks on Bassa Local Government Area of Plateau State.

Confirming the attacks in a statement made available to journalists in Jos on Wednesday, the spokesman for the State Police Command, Mr Mathias Tyopev, said 12 other cattle were also maimed while another 11 were rustled during the attack which occurred in Billi and Ariri villages, Miango District of the council area.

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