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Sport: A group of bandits removes at least 40 people in the state of Zamfara, Nigeria.

Nigerian government announces death of prominent «bandit» in Kaduna State

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Fichier - Image d'une école attaquée par des bandits dans l'État de Zamfara, au Nigeria. - EMMA HOUSTON / XINHUA NEWS / CONTACTOPHOTO © supplied by News 360 File - Image of a school attacked by bandits in the state of Zamfara, Nigeria. - Emma Houston / Xinhua News / Contactophoto

at least 40 people were removed this week in the state of Zamfara, in northern Nigeria, by a group of "bandits", a term used by the Nigerian government to designate the dangerous groups Armed with kidnapping and extortion that has been rampant in a large part of the country for years.

The incident occurred Thursday evening in the city of Kanwa, where the "bandits" removed at least 44 residents, including 39 women and five children. Five of the women managed to escape their kidnappers soon after.

Local sources of the municipality of Zurmi confirmed to Premium Times that "the bandits went directly to the village square and began to bring people together".

The "bandits" have not yet contacted the families of people abducted to obtain a ransom.

The government of the State went so far as to call the population to start to arm against the growing insecurity caused by these groups, which have been declared terrorist organizations by the Nigerian government.

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