12 Killed As Gunmen Invade Zamfara Village

No fewer than 12 people have been killed in an attack by bandits who invaded Sakajiki village in Kaura Namoda Emirate in Zamfara State. Nigeria

The Police Public Relations Officer in Zamfara, Mohammed Shehu, confirmed the incident on Friday. According to him, the casualties recorded in the incident would have been more if not for the response of the police operatives deployed in the area.

A source in the village disclosed that the assailants arrived at about 9 pm on Thursday and were there for several hours.

He added that at least a dozen persons were confirmed dead as the attackers continued with their operation until around 4 am on Friday.

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They also set several shops and other houses ablaze, including an edifice of a police outpost in the area, as well as several vehicles – one of which was a police patrol van.

Another source explained that the persons who were confirmed dead were those whose bodies were brought to the open, while a search for those not seen was ongoing.

Shehu, on his part, disclosed that the commissioner of police in Zamfara has deployed an additional squad for reinforcement.

He assured the people of the area that the command would redouble its efforts to ensure that banditry was wiped out of the state.

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