Bandits Raid Zamfara Village, 14 Confirmed Killed, 10 Injured
The Zamfara State Police Command has confirmed the killing of 14 persons by suspected bandits in Karaye village of Gummi Local Government Area of the state,
YANS gathered that the police confirmed the incident on Monday, November 18 adding that 14 others were injured in the attack.
Muhammad Shehu who is the state command public relations officer said the incident happened on Sunday, November 17.
Shehu recalled that on Nov. 3, some members of local vigilantes attacked and killed nine Fulanis under the suspicion that they were bandits.
He said Sunday’s attack might have been a reprisal of the Nov. 3 incident.
“The incident is being investigated by the State CID Gusau and all the suspects will be charged to court for prosecution in order to serve as deterrent to others.
“However, combined teams attached to Operation Puff Adder, men of Operation Hadarin-Daji and vigilantes led by the DPO Gummi mobilised to the scene and embarked on extensive bush combing with a view to trailing and arresting the perpetrators.
“Corpses and injured victims were conveyed to the General Hospital Gummi for autopsy and treatment.
“The command calls on members of the public to desist from taking laws into their hands as it will not hesitate to deal decisively with any person or group of person that tries to sabotage the relative peace currently being enjoyed in the state.