Crime and Security

Terrorist bandits invade Zamfara village, kill 12, torch police van


Terrorists bandits have killed no fewer than 12 people in an attack after invading Sakajiki village in Kaura Namoda Emirate in Zamfara State.

The bandits were said to have stormed the village at 9pm on Thursday and carried out their onslaught for several hours.

A source told the media that at least a dozen persons were confirmed dead as the attackers continued with their operation until around 4am on Friday.

They also set several shops and other houses ablaze, including an edifice of a police outpost in the area, as well as several vehicles – one of which was a police patrol van.

Another source explained that the persons who were confirmed dead were those whose bodies were brought to the open, while a search for those not seen was ongoing.

The team of police operatives, according to him, tried their best to repel the attackers but they were purportedly overpowered by the bandits.

Zamfara police command Public Relations Officer, Mohammed Shehu, confirmed the incident to the media saying the  casualties recorded in the incident would have been more if not for the response of the police operatives deployed in the area.

Shehu disclosed that the commissioner of police in Zamfara has deployed an additional squad for reinforcement.

He assured the residents of the area that the command would redouble its efforts to ensure that banditry was eradicated from the state.

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