The Zamfara State Police Command has begun a manhunt for suspected bandits after the brutal attacks in some villages in the state recently.
This was disclosed by Mr Kenneth Ebrimson, the Commissioner of Police in the state, who said a police patrol team responded swiftly to the distress call of attacks on Sikida and Gyadde villages of Gidan Goga district in Maradun Local Government Area of the state.
According to Ebrimson, the bandits fled after killing three persons, following the arrival of the security operatives, and a search is now on to apprehend them, Channels reports.
Commenting on the raid, locals said the invaders stormed the villages on motorbikes, shooting sporadically at residents and carting away their livestock in the process.
No fewer than 30 people were reportedly killed across the villages during the attacks, despite claims to the contrary by the police.
Also, suspected armed bandits and cattle rustlers had killed at least 30 people when they invaded Malikawa village in the same district in May, leaving residents in perpetual fear and anxiety.
Meanwhile, the Federal Government has called on citizens to remain, saying it would do all within its power to stop the devastating attacks and bring the perpetrators and their sponsors to book.