Nigeria: Motorcycle gang shooting kills 200

Monday, January 10, 2022

 Nigeria: Motorcycle gang shooting kills 200

At least 200 people have been killed in various incidents of indiscriminate firing by a Nigerian motorcycle gang.

According to the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), 200 people have been killed in the northwestern Nigerian state of Zamfara in recent days by gunfire from groups riding motorcycles.

According to reports, the shootings are believed to be in response to last week's military airstrikes that forced some criminal gangs to flee their homes.

According to the broadcaster, locally these groups are the latest criminal networks operating in large parts of the area, often stealing animals and kidnapping locals for ransom.

However, a few days ago, the government declared the robbers terrorists, allowing the security forces to impose strict sanctions on the groups and their supporters.

According to reports, it was initially reported on Friday that three hundred suspected militants carrying guns had entered the area and killed more than hundred people, while gunmen set fire to houses and mutilated corpses and killed more than two hundreds cows. Steal the buffaloes.

On the other hand, Minister for Humanitarian Affairs Sadia Omar Farooq said that more than two hundreds people have been buried in the last several days while she also confirmed that more than ten thousand people have been displaced and many more. People are still missing.

In addition, President Muhammadu Bohari has promised that action will be taken against these armed groups in accordance with the law.


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