36 Miners Killed By Gunmen In Zamfara

At least 36 miners have been confirmed dead following an attack by unknown gunmen in Zamfara state. The gunmen attacked the mining camp in Maru on Tuesday in what is the latest in a series of attacks.

Abdulazeez Yari

It remains unclear what the motives of the gunmen are but the Zamfara state governor, Abdulaziz Yari Abubakar has labeled the attack an “act of terrorism”.

Armed gangs have become rife in Zamfara in recent years and even army presence in the region has done very little to put an end to the attacks.


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