- Bandits were said to have allegedly killed 16 persons in Kanoma district of Maru local government area of Zamfara
- The state governor, Bello Matawalle, has visited the community and sympathised with the bereaved
- Matawalle ordered the immediate deployment of security agencies and ensure that the perpetrators of the act are arrested
Suspected bandits have reportedly launched an attack on the people of Kanoma community in Maru local government area of Zamfara state, killing 16 people while 14 others sustained injuries.
Confirming the attack in a press statement in Gusau on Wednesday, June 6, the director-general on media to the state governor, Yusuf Idris, said the governor visited the community and sympathised with them, News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.
“During the visit, the governor also directed security agencies to immediately “swing” into action and bring the perpetrators to book.
“The governor also directed the movement of 14 persons, who sustained injuries from gun shots from Kanoma General Hospital, to the Federal Medical Centre, Gusau, for better medical care. The bill should be charged to the state government.”
He then expressed the state governor’s resolve to join hands with well meaning individuals and groups in the state to bring an end to armed banditry in the state.
He said the district head of Kanoma, Yahaya Mohammed, had told the governor that the bandits invaded the area in the evening and fired gunshots sporadically, which led to the death of the 16 persons, with 14 injured.
The state governor, Bello Matawalle, however, ordered the immediate deployment of security agencies and ensure that the perpetrators of the act are arrested.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that the police disclosed that they have recovered 834 arms, 19,009 live ammunition, two rocket launchers and other exhibits in the last two months.
The force also said 2,175 suspects were arrested for kidnapping, armed robbery, murder and cultism since the launch of Operation Puff Adder.
A statement by the force spokesman Frank Mba, a deputy commissioner of police, said IGP, Mohammed Adamu, announced this in Abuja, the nation’s capital, while addressing a delegation of the association of local governments of Nigeria (ALGON) from Nasarawa state, led by Aminu Muazu Maifata.
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