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Friday, September 14, 2018

11 Killed, 21 Injured In Fresh Zamfara Attack

Eleven persons have been confirmed killed during an attack on a viewing centre in Zamfara State in the early hours of Thursday.

Viewing centres are private places were people gather to watch sports, movies and others after paying a little sum of money. They are common across Nigeria.

Although the police said six corpses were recovered, spokesperson to the state governor, Ibrahim Dosara, confirmed to Premium Times in a telephone interview that 11 persons died.

”Eleven (persons were) killed and 21 wounded in (the incident at) Badarawa in Shinkafi Local Government Area of Zamfara State,” Mr Dosara said.


“Investigation revealed that it was bandits that did the killings. More investigations are going on,” he said.

”The wounded have been taken to the Shinkafi General Hospital this morning, the victims have been hospitalised and committees from the villages where the incident happened are around to support the families of those who were wounded,” Mr Dosara said.

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