- Gunmen have reportedly killed some herdsmen in Zamfara state
- Nigerian senators, on the floor of the Senate, mourned the death of the deceased
- The Senate also decided to observe a minute silence to honour the victims of the deadly attack
Nigerian Senate has mourned herdsmen who were allegedly killed by gunmen in Zamfara state on Wednesday, March 28.
The Senate also decided to observe a minute silence to honour the victims of the deadly attack.
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The Senate tweeted that Senator Kabir Marafa cites Order 43 and "speaks on the unfortunate killings in Zamfara state as reported yesterday by the British Broadcasting Corporation.
“We send our condolences to the people and families of the victims in Zamfara State. We are worried about what is happening in Zamfara State, a Committee headed by Senate Leader was sent to the State. The Government needs to protect the lives and property of its people,” the Senate said on their twitter handle.
The News Agency of Nigeria reported that the Police Command in Zamfara on Wednesday, March 28, confirmed the killing of three persons at Bawan Daji village in Anka local government area of the state.
The Command’s Spokesman, DSP Mohammed Shehu, told NAN in Gusau that the killing was perpetrated by gunmen.
Shehu said the gunmen who came in large numbers attacked the village in the early hours of Wednesday shooting sporadically which led to the death of the three persons.
He said the villagers who were taken unawares were quick to alert a nearby mobile police patrol team which came and engaged the bandits in a gun battle.
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The PPRO said the policemen overpowered the bandits and many of them escaped with gunshot wounds.
He urged members of the public to be on alert to report to the nearest authority anyone seen with bullet wounds and seeking medical attention.
Shehu said normalcy had returned to the affected village with people going about their normal businesses.
However, other unconfirmed reports claimed as high as 15 were killed were killed in the village.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that the police in Zamfara said it averted an attempt by unknown gunmen to attack Wuya Community in Anka Local Government Area of the state, and arrested one suspect.
The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) of the Command, DSP Muhammad Shehu made this known in a statement in Gusau on Saturday, March 3.
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