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
The Zamfara state police command has confirmed the death of 10 people following the attack in Dutsen-Wake and Oho Village in Birnin-Magaji local government area of the state.
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.
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“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.