Zamfara massacre: Death toll from latest attack rises to 58, 4 villages razed

Kaduna pastor rains curses on terrorists, sponsors

The death toll in the recent terrorists attacks on Anka and Bukkuyum local government areas of Zamfara State has risen to 58, according to government sources.

At least four villages were also burnt down in the attacks which started on Wednesday and lasted for about 48 hours. According to reports, local vigilantes who tried to repel the attacks were among those killed.

While 36 people are said to have been killed in Bukkuyum local government area, 22 others died in the attacks on Anka. The casualty figures were confirmed by Emirs in both local government and the State government. Some unofficial estimates peg the death toll at about 200.

Governor Bello Matawalle visited the injured personnel yesterday, giving the assurances that military troops are determined to flush the terrorists out of the State.

Meanwhile, scores of terrorists have been neutralised following an exchange of gunfire with troops who were on patrol on Tsafe-Funtua road on Friday.
Meanwhile, a Kaduna-based resident pastor of Mountain of Holiness Living Church, Pastor Donatus Yohanna, yesterday, rained curses on those behind the Zamfara attack, saying they would surely reap what they have sowed.

Reacting to the killings, Pastor Yohanna noted that God’s wrath would soon visit the perpetrators of the evil act, just as he said those who used their hands to kill will never have peace.

He further added that the terrorists have demonstrated that, there is no difference between human beings and chickens as they slaughter them without mercy.

He also called on those behind the scene, the sponsor of terrorists in various parts of the country to repent and channel all their resources towards assisting the poor, adding that only then would God help them.

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