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Dozens feared dead in fresh killings in Zamfara
FRESH killings by suspected bandits in two communities of Shinkafa and Anka local governments in Zamafara State have claimed several lives on Monday.
The killings came barely 24 hours after the state governor, Abdul Aziz Yari ordered security agencies to deal ruthlessly with bandits.
That same Monday bandits moved in high number on motorcycles and attacked the residents in the communities.
The Army spokesman of Operation Sharar Daji confirmed the two incidents, according to the Nation report. He said the casualties and extent of damage in the attacks will be released later, stating the Commander- in- Charge of the operations has arrived the area to provide security and get on- the- spot assessment.
The Police Public Relations officer in Zamfara, Muhammad Shehu who the ICIR contacted via a phone call could not confirm or deny the recent attack. He told our reporter to wait for the official police press release. “We are going to release a press release in respect to that,” the Zamfara Police PRO said.
On Saturday, the police confirmed the death of 29 people killed by suspected armed bandits in Shinkafi Local Government Area of the state.
Last week Tuesday, a village in Zamfara was ravaged by the bandits who killed 13 persons, burnt vehicles, shops and houses. And 60 people were abducted including the village head, though 19 have returned so far.
The state government had promised to hunt down those who were involved until peace is restored.
“I will everything possible to bring such people to justice,” Yari sworn.