Zam­fara killings: MOB LYNCHES 5 INFORMANTS

De­fence Min­is­ter: Mil­i­tary de­ter­mined to check in­se­cu­rity

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Five sus­pected informants of kid­nap­pers were killed by a mob in Dan­jibga vil­lage of Tsafe LGA of Zam­fara State. The com­mu­nity has suf­fered se­ries of deadly at­tacks and kid­nap­pings by sus­pected armed ban­dits and cat­tle-rustlers in re­cent times.

Three weeks ago, a woman was de­liv­ered of a baby less than five hours in the kid­nap­pers’ den. She was kid­napped from her mat­ri­mo­nial home while in labour.

Last Thurs­day, the chair­man of the lo­cal gov­ern­ment, Aliyu Abubakar, said about 40 peo­ple were killed and more than 1,700 per­sons dis­placed in the lo­cal gov­ern­ment in the past two weeks.

The vice chair­man of the lo­cal gov­ern­ment, Al­haji Aliyu Yunusa Dan­jibga, who is also from the com­mu­nity told Daily

Trust Satur­day that the sus­pected informants were iden­ti­fied and killed by the res­i­dents.

Mean­while, the Min­is­ter of De­fence, Mansur DanAli yes­ter­day noted that it is im­per­a­tive to state that Min­istry of De­fence and the Armed Forces of Nige­ria have re­mained com­mit­ted and res­o­lute in tack­ling cur­rent se­cu­rity chal­lenges across the coun­try, en­sure safety of lives and prop­er­ties as well as pro­tect the na­tion from both ex­ter­nal and in­ter­nal ag­gres­sion.

A state­ment from the spokesman of the Min­is­ter, Colonel Tukur Gusau said DanAli prays to Almighty Al­lah to grant the lives lost an eter­nal rest and also grant their fam­i­lies the for­ti­tude to bear this un­for­tu­nate lost.

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