Many killed as armed men invade Zamfara communities again

Zamfara State map
Zamfara State on map

The Police Command in Zamfara State has confirmed fresh attacks by arm bandits on some communities in Shinkafi and Maradun Local Government Areas of the state.

The Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, for the command, Muhammad Shehu, made the confirmation to News Agency of Nigeria in Gusau on Sunday.

Mr. Shehu said the attackers had on November 16 and 17 invaded Gidan maidawa, Wari and Tungar baure, Mallamawa villages in Shinkafi and Maradun Local Government Areas, killing many people.

He said the command was still gathering data of the victims of the attack, from the affected communities.

The police image maker promised that the command would disclose to the public accurate figure of the deceased and injured persons, after the exercise.

“So far in the record we have, three people were killed in Maradun Local Government Area, we are still compiling comprehensive figures of the victims from other villages attacked and make them available to the pubic later,” he said.

He said command had deployed its personnel to the affected areas, in collaboration with other security agencies.

‘’So based on the report we have now, peace has been restored in the area”.

Mr. Shehu urged members of the public in the state to continue to support the police and other security agencies with vital information from that could lead to the arrest of criminals.



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    Regular gunmen/herdsmen invasion of communities in many parts of the country will not stop until the federal and state govt constitute the state and community police,this consist of the indigenous people of a particular community,they know everybody in their neighbourhood and they could easily identify strangers among them especially those with questionable characters {2} Nigeria as a country is over due for National central data base system to read and confirm identity of citizens anywhere in the country.if put in place it will reduce crime by half because biometric cannot be adulterated.The innocent will not be harassed unnecessarily or even be punish for uncommitted crime.