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Gunmen kill 16 villagers in northern Nigeria

Kano: Bandits have killed 16 people in separate attacks on remote villages in northern Nigeria’s Katsina state, an area wracked by cattle-rustling and kidnappings, officials said on Tuesday.
Gunmen on motorcycles separately stormed the Dantakuri, Tsayau, Barza and Zakka villages late on Sunday through Monday, shooting residents and stealing cattle, they said. The worst attack happened in Dantakuri, the area’s political administrator Sanusi Dangi Abbas told AFP.
“The bandits killed 11 people in Dantakuri. One person was killed and another injured in nearby Barza,” Abbas said.
“In all, we lost 12 people in the attacks which began around 5:00 pm (1600GMT) on Sunday,” he said. (AFP)