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Katsina: Bandits Attack Magama Gold Miners, Kill 3, Abduct 13



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Bandits have killied three persons, injured at least five others at the newly found illegal gold mining site at Magama village, in Jibiya Local Government Area of Katsina State,

Confirming the incident, Tasiu Abdullahi, the Chairman of the Gold dealers in the area, told DAILY POST that “the bandits came into our community in the night around 9pm through Bakin Korama shooting sporadically. They killed three people and shot five others.”

Mohammed Sani, a gold dealer in the area also disclosed that “during the attack they also burnt down our tents where we transact, rest and sleep.”

“the bandits sent a little boy with a letter to the village head to notify the community that they have 13 people from our community in their custody.”

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He added: “eight of the kidnapped victims are from Zamfara State, two from Dan Isa in Niger Republic, while three others are from Magama community here.

“Out of the three persons killed by the bandits, two are from Jibiya, while the identity of the third could not be identified, as no means of identification was found on him.”

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