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Big Trouble, Bullets raining in Nigeria, Residents on the Run As gunmen invades 3 villages in Katsina, shooting and shouting `Allahu Akbar`, Many confirmed Dead

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Gunmen shouting “Allahu Akbar” raided three villages in Katsina state, killing six people, a police spokesman said Monday.
The black-clad group, riding on motorcycles, attacked Makers, Dan Sabau and Pawwa villages in Kankara district late Sunday, firing guns and rocket-propelled grenades, Gambo Isah told newsmen.

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“Six people from the attacked villages were killed but we killed many of the bandits in a shootout that lasted for more than an hour,” Isah added.
Allahu Akbar — “God is great” in Arabic — is a slogan typically used by jihadists, although the situation in Nigeria’s northwest region is complex.

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Cattle rustling and kidnapping gangs have long operated in this volatile region, but recently there has been a concern that jihadists have infiltrated them.
The gangs maintain camps in the vast Rugu forest which straddles Katsina, Zamfara, Kaduna, and Niger states, from where they launch attacks.

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