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17 Unidentified Bodies Recovered In Zamfara



Leadership Nigeria News Today

Another set  of 17 unidentified corpses have  been recovered at Boko forest in Zurmi local government area raising the number  of the deaths  to 40.

A source who gave his name as Abdullahi Moriki, revealed that some bodies were cited floating in the nearby  Moriki  River.

Moriki ,however  said that,  majority  of those  killed  were teenagers of 16 years  and below.

According to thWe source, relations of the dead converged  on the palace  of the Emir of Zurmi to protest  the killings, claiming that they were innocently  killed.

According to Moriki, there  was contradicting  reports  regarding  the killings,  as many claimed  that  the victims  were  not bandits but Fulani  folks returning  home  from grazing.

He  said  luck  ran  against them as they were  confronted  by vigilante  group  who slitted their throats.

“It is really confusing as the victims who were not armed and most of them teenagers between  the age of 16 and below were not shot with guns but rather  knives were used  to slit their throats “, he added.

The source  further said  the victim’s animals were  said to have  been shared by members  of the vigilante group.

LEADERSHIP  reports  that the dead  bodies were  buried  amidst  tears in Zurmi town, the headquarters of Zurmi  local government area.

It  was gathered  that  governor  Abdulaziz Yari  had  summoned  the Emir, council chairman and security  agents for an emergency meeting  in Mafara.



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