23 unidentified corpses found in Zamfara forest

Posted by Shehu Umar, Gusau | 30 June 2018 | 1,723 times

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At least 23 unidentified corpses were found inside a forest in Zurmi local government area of Zamfara state, Daily Trust gathered.

Zamfara has suffered series of deadly assaults by suspected armed bandits and cattle rustlers. Dozens of people were killed and a large number of properties destroyed in attacks on rural communities in the state.

Some of the bodies had their throats slit while others died of gunshots and no one could actually tell why they were killed as most of the victims were adults Sources told Daily Trust.

However, another source said the victims might be in transit from one place to another and got intercepted by their killers unawares. The bodies had already been buried.

The spokesman of the state police command SP Muhammad Shehu said the police got an information that bodies were seen in a forest in Zurmi local government area and they went there to ascertain the claim.

"Our team of operatives were there and they recovered the bodies. Discreet investigation has commenced in earnest and the perpetrators will soon be fished out," he added. (Daily Trust)


Source: News Express

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