The Police Command in Zamfara State has confirmed fresh attacks by armed bandits on some communities in Shinkafi and Maradun local government areas of the state.
The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) for the command, DSP Muhammad Shehu, made the confirmation in Gusau on Sunday.
Shehu said the attackers had on November 16 and 17 invaded Gidan Maidawa, Wari and Tungar Baure, Mallamawa villages in Shinkafi and Maradun local government areas, killing many people.
He said the command was still gathering data on the victims of the attacks from the affected communities.
The police image maker promised that the command would disclose to the public accurate figures of the deceased and injured persons, after the exercise.
“So far, in the record we have, three people were killed in Maradun Local Government Area; we are still compiling comprehensive figures of the victims from other villages attacked and make them available to the pubic later,” he said.
He said the command had deployed its personnel to the affected areas and were working in collaboration with other security agencies.
‘’So, based on the report we have now, peace has been restored in the area.”
Shehu urged members of the public in the state to continue to support the police and other security agencies with vital information that could lead to the arrest of criminals.