WORLD At least 59 'bandits' killed in NW Nigeria as elections loom


At least 59 'bandits' killed in NW Nigeria as elections loom


02:48, February 22, 2019

A woman carrying a child walks by a house destroyed by a group of herdsmen in the village of Nzumoso, Nigeria, February 20, 2019. (Photo:  VCG)

At least 59 "bandits" were killed in an attack on villagers in Zamfara state, northwest Nigeria, when civilian militia fought back, AFP reported on Thursday, citing security officials.

Local media claimed that over 180 suspected bandits on Tuesday stormed DanJibga village and killed seven residents. The clash reportedly lasted for four hours.

This clash occurred just days before Nigeria's general elections which have been postponed until February 23.

(With inputs from agencies)

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