- Seven farmers have been killed in fresh attack on a village in Zamfara
- The bandits reportedly attacked while the farmers were clearing their farms
- The bandits have also allegedly written threat letters to farmers to inform them of impending attacks
The Zamfara state police command, on Sunday, May 27, confirmed the death of seven persons in fresh attack by gunmen of Gidan-Labbo village in Gidan-Goga district of Maradun local government area of the state.
The public relations officer of the Command, DSP Muhammad Shehu, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Gusau.
He said the unidentified bandits on Friday attacked people of Gidan Labbo village at Malikawa Forest while the victims were clearing their farm lands to prepare for this year’s rainy season.
“As soon as we received the report, our men were deployed to the area. They discovered seven bodies," he said.
He said the command and other security agencies have already deployed security personnel to the area to maintain peace and stability. He urged people of the state to continue to support security agents with information on criminals to enable them take proactive measures.
NAN reports that Governor Abdul’aziz Yari yesterday disclosed that the bandits are now sending threat letters to farmers in the state, asking them to keep away from their farms.
Yari made this known while launching the sales and distribution of fertiliser to farmers in the state at Nasarawar-Burkullu town in Bukkuyum local government area of the state.
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He described the threat as unfortunate and worrisome as majority of Zamfara people are farmers, promising that he would meet President Muhammad Buhari and security chiefs over the issue.
NAIJ.com earlier reported that the wife of a commissioner in Zamfara state and six children have been abducted by gunmen in the early hours of Tuesday, May 22 at Gurbin Bore village in the state.
The abductors reportedly attacked the home of the commissioner of youths, sports and skills acquisition, Alhaji Abdullahi Gurbin Bore in the village located in Zurmi local government at about 1:30am.
The commissioner, who confirmed the attack to newsmen in Gusau, said the abductors took away his wife and their three children, and three other relatives.
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