The bodies of 23 unidentified persons have been reportedly found inside a forest in Zurmi local government area of Zamfara state. The state police command’s spokesperson, Muhammad Shehu, said the bodies were discovered on Friday June 29th.

“Our team of operatives was there and it recovered the bodies. Discreet investigation has commenced in earnest and the perpetrators will soon be fished out,” Shehu was quoted to have said.

Some of the bodies had gunshots wounds while some others had slit throats.

The remains have reportedly been buried.

Zamfara, among other northern states, has suffered series of attacks from armed bandits and suspected herdsmen, leading to loss of lives and destruction of properties.

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