18 APC Supporters, Others Killed As ZamfaraMassacre Death Toll Hits 200

No fewer than 18 supporters of the All
Progressives Congress, APC, and many
others have been reported dead as death
tolls of weekend’s massacre in Unguwar
Galadima community in Zamfara State hit

This disclosure was revealed on Sunday when
Zamfara State Governor, Abdulaziz Yari visited the
village where the tragic incident happened.
It was gathered that the governor broke down in
tears on sighting corpses of women, children and
other residents of the village littering every part of
the village.

* Picture of houses burnt during the massacre that
happened in Zamfara. According to reports, the
governor and other officials participated in the
burial of 79 people killed in the attack by the cattle

A survivor of the massacre, told newsmen that he
counted 61 bodies as the corpses were buried in
mass graves.

It was informed that the gunmen attacked the
village after they obtained an intelligence report of
a meeting being held in the community by
vigilante teams and the community stakeholders
on how to contain the invaders.

It was said while the meeting was ongoing, the
attackers invaded the town on motorbikes and
started shooting at anyone in sight including
women and children. Many victims were shot from
behind, according to the report.

The Emir of Dansadau, Alhaji Husaini Adamu, told
our reporter:
“This is not the first time the people of the area
would be facing such problem but today’s attack
was the worst of its kind in the history of killings
in this area.”

The Emir, therefore, called on the authorities
concerned to, as a matter of urgency, take
immediate measures to address the problem.
Assistant Inspector‑General of Police (AIG) Zone
10, Mamman Sule while commenting on the
incident, warned the vigilante groups to desist
from holding such meetings which he described as


He said the gunmen invaded the town because
they perhaps got the information that the meeting
was to find a way of attacking them.