Thousands flee after bandits kill 200 in Nigeria in revenge for military strikes

Rampaging motorbike gangs have killed at least 200 people and forced thousands to flee their homes in the northwest of Nigeria in the past week in a wave of revenge violence.

The gangs struck after a series of military attacks on their hideouts. On Monday the military said it had carried out airstrikes on targets in the Gusami forest and Tsamre village in Zamfara state, killing more than 100 bandits including two of their leaders.

Northern Nigeria has been engulfed for several years by an Islamist insurgency led by the jihadist group Boko Haram, which has claimed thousands of lives. At the same time herders and farmers have fought over land in northwest and central Nigeria.

Some groups have evolved into criminal gangs known


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