The police command in Zamfara has confirmed the killing of 34 persons following an attack in Tungar Kafau and Gidan Wawa communities in Shinkafi local government areas of the state.
The public relations officer of the command, SP Muhammad Shehu in a statement in Gusau, said the bandits launched the attack on Friday.
Shehu said the state commissioner of police; CP Usman Nagogo was among the state government delegation led by the deputy governor, Mr. Mahadi Aliyu-Gusau, to the affected villages for burial of the deceased.
According to him, the command, in collaboration with other security agencies has made adequate security arrangements for all villages and communities in the state.
He appealed to members of the public to always give the police credible and timely information as well as report strange and suspicious characters for prompt action.