Suspected bandits have killed 17 people in an attack on Magami Village of Faru District in Maradun Local Government Area (LGA) of Zamfara State.
This comes after a group of bandits attacked Gidan Halilu village in Billashe district of Birnin Magaji Local Government Area (LGA) last week killing no fewer than 25.
The Zamfara State Police Command confirmed the attack and the figure in a statement on Sunday by its spokesperson, Mr Mohammed Shehu.
Mr Shehu said the assailants stormed the village in the late evening of Saturday and attacked innocent villagers.
In the aftermath of the latest attack, the state police command deployed an additional unit of operatives comprising the Police Mobile Force (PMF) and Counter-Terrorism Unit (CTU) in the area.
The command’s spokesperson noted that the police personnel were directed to operate in collaboration with the military and other security personnel already deployed in the area.
Shehu revealed that the Acting Governor of the state, the Commissioner of Police, and heads of other security agencies in Zamfara had visited the scene earlier on Sunday.
He said efforts were ongoing to arrest the culprits and bring them to justice while appealing to the people to cooperate with the security agencies.