112 buried in Zam­fara

Daily Trust - - FRONT PAGE - From Shehu Umar,Gusau

The fu­neral for was held yes­ter­day for 112 vic­tims of an at­tack pre­vi­ous day by gun­men who in­vaded Yar’gal­adima vil­lage in Dansadau District of Maru LGA of Zam­fara State, ac­cord­ing to the BBC.

The state gover­nor Ab­dulaziz Yari and other govern­ment of­fi­cials at­tended the fu­neral for the vic­tims. This is even as res­i­dents of the vil­lage put the num­ber of those killed at “up to 150”.

Daily Trust gath­ered that some of those killed were vig­i­lante mem­bers from Kaduna, Katsina, Niger and Kebbi States who gath­ered in the vil­lage for a meet­ing to find so­lu­tion to the deadly raids on vil­lages in their re­spec­tive states.

Wit­nesses said the gun­men who ar­rived on mo­tor­bikes ap­peared to have got prior in­for­ma­tion on the meet­ing and when they ap­peared at the venue they sud­denly opened fire on people brain­storm­ing on the wave of at­tacks in the ar­eas.

“Their in­for­mants might have in­formed them of the meet­ing, it was a well or­ga­nized at­tack be­cause they were car­ry­ing so­phis­ti­cated weapons and they were just started shoot­ing people even as people scam­pered for safety”, a wit­ness, Mal­lam Muham­mad said.

A sur­vivor, Mal­lam Ibrahim Musa, said the at­tack­ers bur­gled some shops be­long­ing to the res­i­dents and made away with some goods and torched some mo­tor­bikes be­fore leav­ing.

As­sis­tant In­spec­tor Gen­eral of Po­lice in charge of Zone 10 AIG Mam­man Sule said 79 people of­fi­cially con­firmed dead and the per­pe­tra­tors of the act would be brought to book soon. The Di­rec­tor press to Gover­nor Yari Al­haji Nuhu Sal­ihu Anka said the state govern­ment would do ev­ery­thing pos­si­ble to find the crim­i­nals and bring them to jus­tice.

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