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Bike-borne gunmen kill 53 people in Nigeria’s Zamfara state

Armed gunmen killed 53 people in northwest Nigeria’s Zamfara state, according to police, the latest violence to hit the region. Many motorcycle-riding assailants known locally as bandits on Thursday through Friday raided the villages of Kadawa, Kwata, Maduba, Ganda Samu, Saulawa and Askawa in the Zurmi district, AFP reported. The gang shot residents, attacked farmers in […]

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Hundreds of kidnapped Nigerian girls freed: Governor

About 279 Nigerian girls kidnapped from their boarding school in the northern state of Zamfara have been released. The governor of the state said the girls arrived on government premises in the state capital Gusau on Tuesday. “I am happy to announce that the girls are free,” Dr. Bello Matawalle told AFP. “They have just […]