No fewer than 34 people lost their lives on Friday following fresh bandits attack on three villages in Shinkafi local government of Zamfara state.
The affected villages are Gidan Wawo-Katuru, Tungar Kaho-Galadi and Kyalido-Katuru.
The gunmen, who came on motorcycles, set many houses on fire and shot at those within their sight.
Confirming the attack, Mohammed Shehu, police public relations officer (PPRO) in Zamfara, 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 the 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.”