18 killed in Zamfara attack


Suspected gunmen have killed at least 18 persons in three communities in the Tsafe Local Government Area of Zamfara State.

Emir of Tsafe, Muhammad Bawa, confirmed this on Friday in Gusau while receiving the member representing Gusau/Tsafe Federal Constituency at the House of Representatives, Kabir Mai-Palace, who came to offer his condolences over the attacks.

The emir said the attackers invaded Bamamu, Danmale and Sako communities on Thursday evening with over 50 motorcycles and shot aimlessly in the air.

Mai-Palace donated cash and 20 mattresses to the victims in the hospital and held close door meeting with the Divisional Police Officer of Tsafe.

He also visited the general hospital to sympathize with the victims who are receiving treatment.

He promised to raise the security issue in the House of Representatives to ensure they proffer solutions to the challenge.


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