Sani Muhammad Sani
About twelve persons were killed by suspected bandits who stormed Sakajiki Village of Kauran Namoda Local Government area of Zamfara State and unleashed dealy attack on the villagers.
A resident of the area disclosed that 12 persons were killed, 19 shops and many houses were torched while a police outpost, 7 vehicles that includes 2 police patrol Van were also burnt.
Search for more corpses and those who ran into the bush for fear of their dear life is ongoing.
Our Source further revealed that the bandits, well armed with sophisticateed weapons invade the village around 9:00pm, Thursday and continued with their operation battling at the same time with security operatives who were stationed to secure the area untill 4:00 am Friday.
He said, the Police mobile operatives tried their best to repel the attack, but the bandits over-powered them.
When contacted, Zamfara Police Command’s Public Relation Officer, SP Muhammad Shehu confirmed the incident but did not give any figure of casialties.
Shehu stressed that the casualties could be more if not for the response of the police operatives.
He assured that the State Commissioner of Police, has already deployed additional squad for re-enforcement.
“Zamfara Police will redouble its effort to ensure that banditry is wiped out of the state.” Shehu Said