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26 people killed as gunmen open fire on villagers in Zamfara (graphic)

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No fewer than 26 persons were killed in two villages in Anka Local Government Area of Zamfara State earlier today after armed bandits attacked a mining site at Kuru-kuru village and also ambushed some people from the neighbouring Jarkuka village as they mobilised to bring help to Kuru-kuru.

The bandits stormed the mining site in Kuru-Kuru village and opened fire on the miners. The villagers from Jarkuka village who were rushing down to help their injured neighbors, were gunned down by the bandits.

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The state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Mohammed Shehu, who confirmed the incident, said efforts are being made to track down the bandits.

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