Four persons were Thursday afternoon killed and some others injured in an attack by suspected bandits on Gidan Goga Village in Maradun LGA in Zamfara State.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, SP Mohammed Shehu said on receiving the report, some of the officers led by the DPO in Maradun responded to the distress call and arrived at the village to forestall a further attack on the neighbouring villages.
“Bandits fled before the arrival of the joint security operatives. Unfortunately, four people were killed by the bandits while three others were injured. Victims are now responding to treatment at Federal Medical Centre, Gusau,” the statement read in part.
It also noted that security in the area has now been beefed up.
Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, CP Usman Nagogo, has ordered an investigation and the immediate arrest of perpetrators of the attack.
He condoled with the family, the government and good people of the State for the unwarranted killing and promised that the Command will not relent in its effort to ensure the protection of life and property of the citizens.
At least 17 killed persons were also on Thursday reported killed and several others wounded in separate reprisal attacks by armed Bandits on Diskuru village in Dandume and Faskari Local Government Areas of Katsina State.
The Public Relations Officer of the State Police Command, SP Isah Gambo confirmed that in Diskuru village alone, 12 persons were killed whereas, in Faskari Local Government Area, four (4) members of the vigilante group were killed along with one of the sister security agents.
He said the Air Force came after the attack with their aircraft and followed after the fleeing bandits where many of the Bandits were equally killed.
As at now, Gambo revealed that security personnel is still combing the forest with a view to recovering the corpses of the Bandits that were killed by the Air Force.
Banditry has become a common issue in the Northern part of Nigeria and youths from that area have protested over the state of insecurity in Northern Nigeria while AREWA leaders have consistently called on President Muhammadu Buhari to remove service heads.