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20 Fulani traders killed in Zamfara reprisal attack over death of three indigenes

No fewer than 20 Fulani traders reportedly lost their lives in Dansadau district of the Maru Local Government Area of Zamfara State.

WITHIN NIGERIA gathered that the killing of the Fulani traders was a reprisal for the death of three people killed in Ruwan Tofa village, where several animals were rustled.

According to an indigene of the area, Malam Mohammed Nuhu, some bandits went to Ruwan Tofa village, killed the three people, including a member of the proscribed Yansakai, and rustle cows.

Nuhu alleged that the cows were taken to Dansadau Market for sale, where the Yansakai members from Ruwan Tofa village also went to look for the stolen animals.

“Immediately they sighted some cows, they became wild, saying they were the stolen animals and wanted to know who had brought them to the market.

“They were shown three Fulani people who claimed to be the owners of the animals; they killed them and reclaimed their cows.”

He added that the Yansakai went on rampage, killing some other Fulani men, adding that no fewer than 20 Fulani were killed and several others escaped with wounds.

He maintained that the people of Ruwan Tofa village were battle ready because of the fear of a reprisal.

Another indigene of Ruwan Tofa village, identified as Alhaji, told The PUNCH on the telephone that they were abandoned by the security agents.

He said, “We have begged the government and security agents to come to our rescue, but up to this moment there are no security personnel in the whole area.”

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