Suspected cattle rustlers over the weekend killed over 200 people who were attending a security meeting in Yargaladinma area of Dansadau community in Maru LGA of Zamfara State.
The men who were said to have come in over 100 motorbikes carrying guns and machetes, surrounded the building where the security meeting was holding and opened fire on the people, killing over 100 immediately. Some others died the next day while others were gravelly injured.
While expressing his sadness over the attack, the Emir of Dansadau, Alhaji Husaini Adamu said, “This is not the first time the people of the area would be facing such problem but this attack was the worst of its kind in the history of killings in this area.”
Abdul’aziz Yari, Zamfara State governor who visited the scene of the attack yesterday, broke down in tears after seeing the corpses of those killed. He and his team also attended the funeral for 79, who were buried yesterday in a mass burial.