Gunmen on motorbikes kill 10 farmers

Armed bandits Saturday killed 10 onion farmers at Kursasa village of Kware district in Shinkafi Local Government Area of Zamfara State.

Residents told Daily Trust yesterday that the gunmen arrived on motorbikes, firing at the farmers working on their farm.

The spokesman of the state police command, Muhammad Shehu, confirmed the incident.

He said security operatives were despatched to the area with a view to restoring normalcy.

Kware district had suffered series of deadly attacks in the last six weeks by suspected armed bandits.

Between February and March, no fewer than 62 people were reportedly killed in two major attacks on the district.

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