Gangs kill 31 in attacks in Nigeria

KANO, Nigeria: Criminal gangs have killed a total of 31 people in three different attacks in northwestern and central Nigeria, residents said on Thursday in the recent violence in the volatile regions.

On Wednesday, motorcycle bandits stormed Damaga village in northwestern Zamfara state, killing residents and stealing livestock as villagers fled the rampage. “The bandits arrived around 1:00 pm (1200 GMT) and started shooting indiscriminately. They killed 13 people,” Ayuba Musa told AFP. “They took large numbers of cattle, sheep and goats with them. They didn’t even spare chickens,” he added.

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