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Gunmen kill 16 in Zamfara village

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Gunmen  Thursday killed at  least 16 people in an attack on Marke Village in Tsafe Local Government Area of Zamfara Atate, Daily Trust gathered yesterday.

Residents said the gunmen arrived on motorbikes, firing at them. They took away cows and other domestic animals before  fleeing into the forest.

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A resident who spoke to our correspondent yesterday evening said some of  the victims were beheaded, while some had their stomaches cut open and some organs removed.

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“As I talk to you, we are right now in the cemetery burying the dead. I can confirm 16 people dead here. The community has been thrown into mourning, “ he said.

The spokesman of the state police command could not be reached for comment at the time of filing this report.

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