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Nigeria: Gunmen Kill 103 in Katsina State

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A man stands outside his destroyed home (file photo).

Suspected gunmen riding on motorcycles have killed 103 people in separate attacks at two villages in Faskari and Sabuwa local government areas of Katsina state.

It was gathered that the armed men, said to be cattle rustlers, invaded Koran Mota village, where they killed seven people including the Maiunguwa (Ward head). The armed men also shot dead a middle aged man at the neighboring village of Unguwar Rimi, in Sabuwa local government area before fleeing.

The gang of bandits who killed people at different places were numbering about 90 and riding on 30 motorcycles when they raided Kurar Mota and Marabar Kindo villages in Faskari and Sabuwa local government areas respectively.

Eyewitness said the armed men shot sporadically on the air to scare away the residents. The Chief Imam of Maigora Village of Faskari local government confirmed that the Bandits came in different forms, with some in soldiers' uniform and others wearing Fulani's cloths.

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