- The gunmen reportedly stormed the viewing centre located in Badarawa while people entertained themselves
- The state government claims 11 people were killed while 21 others sustained injury
- The police, however, say six people were killed while 10 sustained injury
It was a black Thursday, September 13, in Zamfara as suspected gunmen reportedly stormed a viewing centre in a part of the state and killed 11 people while at least 21 others sustained various degrees of injury.
Premium Times reports that the police confirmed that six corpses were recovered while the spokesperson to the state governor, Ibrahim Dosara, said that 11 persons died.
”Eleven (persons were) killed and 21 wounded in (the incident at) Badarawa in Shinkafi Local Government Area of Zamfara state.
“Investigation revealed that it was bandits that did the killings. More investigations are going on.
“The wounded have been taken to the Shinkafi General Hospital this morning, the victims have been hospitalised and committees from the villages where the incident happened are around to support the families of those who were wounded,” Dosara was quoted as saying.
The reports also quoted Mohammed Shehu, the spokesperson of the police in the state, as saying six persons were killed in the attack and 10 others injured.
“On September 13, 2018 at about 0015hrs, the command received a distress call of an ongoing attack at a Badarawa village square in Shinkafi LGA.
“Simultaneously, our tactical teams comprising PMF/CTU in conjunction with the military mobilised to the scene and engaged the bandits who fled into the forest.
“While profiling the scene and its environs, six corpses were discovered and 10 injured persons who were bleeding profusely were rushed to the hospital for stabilisation.
“Preliminary investigation has disclosed the footpath of the bandits which has been subjected to extensive bush combing that will lead to the arrest of the culprits.
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“Meanwhile, there is an established tactical pin down point at entrance and exit of the community,” he said in a statement vowing that the police would ensure the perpetrators are arrested.
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Parading some of the suspects and the exhibits recovered from them, Jimoh Moshood, a deputy commissioner of police and spokesperson of force, gave details of their operations.
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