No fewer than 34 people were slaughtered in Zamfara state, which seems to have taken over from Borno as the hotbed of terrorist activities, even with the threats coming from the highest authorities in the land, President Muhammadu Buhari.
Police confirmed on Sunday that the bandits killed their victims during an attack in Tungar Kafau and Gidan Wawa communities in Shinkafi local government area of the state, just a few hours before the president warned on Sunday that their days were numbered.
Spokesman of the command, Muhammad Shehu, a Superintendent of Police, in a statement in Gusau on Sunday, said the bandits launched the attack on Friday, adding that the state Commissioner of Police, Usman Nagogo, had already accompanied deputy governor, Mr. Mahadi Aliyu-Gusau, to the affected villages for the burial of the deceased.
“The CP has already directed the combined security personnel deployed to the area to improve and sustain the ongoing bush combing of the affected areas and its environs for possible arrest of perpetrators of the dastardly act.
“He further directed the command’s Criminal Investigation Department (CID) to conduct discreet investigations with a view to unraveling the circumstance behind the crime. Whoever is involved in this dastardly act will be made to face the full wrath of the law. Normalcy has been restored in the affected communities,” he said.
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.