10 die as bandits reportedly attack villages in Zamfara
– Ten people have reportedly been killed in fresh attack on a village in Zamfara
– The police public relations officer in the state Muhammad Shehu has confirmed the occurrence
– Shehu state police command had already mobilised security personnel to maintain peace in the area
News Agency of Nigeria reports that the police public relations officer in the state, Muhammad Shehu, a deputy superintendent of police made the confirmation to journalists in Gusau on Wednesday, June 13.
He said: “We received distress call yesterday that the bandits attacked the area around 10 p.m. We quickly responded by mobilising policemen to the area, led by Area Commander Kaura-Namoda Police Area Command and Divisional Police Officer of Birnin-Magaji Division.
“When they arrived the area the bandits had already fled to Rugu forest bordering Zamfara with Katsina state.
“They discovered 10 dead bodies killed by the bandits, Seven in Dutsen-Wake and Three in Oho village.”
He said, the state police command had already mobilised security personnel to maintain peace in the area.
According to him, the state commissioner of police, Kenneth Ebrimson, was collaborating with the Katsina state police command to track the perpetrators of the attack.
He urged communities in the state to always cooperate and give information on security to police and other security agencies.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had reported that the Zamfara state police command confirmed the death of seven people in fresh attack by gunmen of Gidan-Labbo village in Gidan-Goga district of Maradun local government area of the state.
The public relations officer of the Command, DSP Muhammad Shehu, disclosed this in Gusau.
He said the unidentified bandits on Friday attacked people of Gidan Labbo village at Malikawa Forest while the victims were clearing their farm lands to prepare for this year’s rainy season.
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