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Gunmen on rampage in Kano, sack
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MANY residents are feared dead after their whereabouts remained unknown following a raid by gunmen who sacked 10 villages in Minjibir local government area of Kano State, yesterday.

  While farmlands and other economic live wires within their reach were destroyed, many people were seriously wounded.

  Some of the villages attacked were Daurawa, Kuka Bakwai, Geza, Macinawa, and Kasakore.

  Eyewitnesses said the incident started when suspected herders released their animals to eat from farms full of crops that are yet to be harvested, but when residents accosted them, the wayfarers started attacking the villagers and killed two people, adding that from there the attack started expanding to neigbouring villages.

  A relative of one of those that were killed, Idi Lawan, said his brother, Sunusi Usman, was stabbed to death.

  “He went to his farm and found that his beans was eaten by their animals, when he approached them to complain about it, they stabbed him with an arrow and he died,” Lawan said.

  Another victim, who survived the attack with injuries, said they found him in his farm.

  “When I saw that their animals were eating from my groundnut, I asked them to move away. From there I didn’t know anything they just started stabbing me and look at my body now,” he said.

  Spokesman of Kano State Police Command, Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa, confirmed the incident but said normalcy has since return in the area.

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