Corpses found at Kaduna-Katsina bor­der

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Mis­bahu Bashir, Kaduna

Some corpses have been found near vil­lages on the bor­der be­tween Kaduna and Katsina States at the out­skirts of Marabar Maig­ora and Ta­banni vil­lages close to the Birnin Gwari for­est.

The thick for­est which stretches into Katsina, Zam­fara and neigh­bour­ing coun­tries is said to be a hide­out for rustlers and armed rob­bers. He­li­copters were also said to have been sighted by vil­lagers land­ing and tak­ing off in the for­est, de­liv­er­ing arms to the thieves. Troops were re­cently de­ployed to the ar­eas af­ter the killing of dozens of vil­lagers in Katsina by gun­men.

Sal­isu Haruna who lives in Birnin Gwari town said thieves liv­ing in the for­est ar­eas re­cently at­tacked people in Marabar Maig­ora where sev­eral people were killed and the corpses were left in open spa­ces. “The thieves con­verged at a place called Kwalak­wangi be­fore they moved to Maig­ora to carry out reprisal over the killing of an old man and a woman. The thieves as­sem­bled in the pres­ence of ev­ery­one and made their mis­sion pub­lic”, he said.

An­other man, Malan Rabi’u said corpses were seen in Maig­ora but the num­ber could not be es­tab­lished. He said about three were found in Ta­banni, adding that thieves liv­ing in the for­est were sus­pected to be be­hind the killings.

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