At least 34 people have been killed after armed bandits attacked three villages in the Shinkafi local government area of Zamfara state.
Naija News understands that the villages that were affected on Friday, June 14, are; Gidan Wawo-Katuru, Tungar Kaho-Galadi and Kyalido-Katuru.
The attackers were said to have invaded the villages with their motorcycles, set many houses on fire and shot at those within their sight.
While confirming the attack, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in Zamfara, Mohammed Shehu said normalcy had been restored in the villages.
Shehu said; “In order to forestall future occurrence in any part of the state, the Zamfara State Police Command in collaboration with other security agencies have made adequate security arrangement to ensure adequate protection of all villages and communities in the state,” he said in a statement.
“Today being 15th June, 2019, the Commissioner of Police Zamfara State Command, CP Usman Nagogo, joined the delegation led by the deputy governor to the affected villages for burial of the deceased.
“The CP has directed the combine security personnel deployed to the area to improve and sustain the ongoing bush combing of the affected area and its environs for possible arrest of the perpetrators of this dastardly act.”