Police confirm attack on Zamfara village with over 90 allegedly killed



The police in Zamfara have confirmed Thursday’s attack on Kadawa village of Zurmi local area of the state, where over 90 people were said to have been killed.

The Police Command Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in the state, SP Shehu , made the to the News Agency of (NAN) in Gusau on Friday.“Yes, l can to you that an attack took at Kadawa village of Zurmi local where bandits took advantage of the night to strike on unsuspecting people and killed them in cold blood.

“On getting the news of the attack, the Commissioner of Police, CP Hussain Rabiu, ordered combined units of security personnel to mobilize to the area, restore peace and in the and track the perpetrators so that they can be brought to book,” said.

“The CP, also in company of the of the state House of Assembly, Alhaji Nasiru Magarya, were at the affected to condole with bereaved families,” he said.

NAN had gathered from some eye witnesses in the village bandits invaded the village mid Thursday, speaking in foreign languages and shooting at anyone trying to escape in the pandemonium.

One of them who simply gave his name as Lawali said 67 bodies were recovered within the village while 26 others were picked up at different locations on the outskirts of the village with several others wounded.

NAN also reported that Governor Bello Muhammad Matawalle called on the people of the state earlier Friday, at his special two-year anniversary prayers, to rise up and defend their against . (NAN)