The police in Zamfara State on Tuesday showed the killing of 23 individuals in Tunga and Kabaje villages, Kaura-Namoda Local Government Area by using suspected bandits within the early hours of the day.
Confirming the incident to News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Gusau, the kingdom capital, the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Mohammed Shehu, a superintendent of police, said “it’s miles proper that the bandits killed 23 individuals in the assault.
“At the moment, peace has been restored inside the affected regions and a combined group of cellular and everyday police, the Army and Air Force are on surveillance in the vicinity.”
Earlier, Chairman of Kaura-Namoda Local Government Area, Lawal Isa, had said bandits numbering over one hundred driving on bikes, invaded two communities in the early hours of Tuesday whilst citizens have been going to their farms.
He stated the bandits may also had come for reprisal following the killing of certainly one of their suspected informants whose name he gave as certainly Anas.
The chairman stated unknowingly to Anas, he become trailed by way of neighborhood vigilante contributors whilst he picked a wife and toddler of a suspected bandit at Angwan Sarki village to take them to the person within the bush on his motorbike.
“The vigilante participants blocked the rider and killed all three immediately on Monday and at approximately 5 O’clock the following morning, the group invaded the villages and killed the sufferers,” he stated.
He stated all of the villagers killed were buried in the two villages in keeping with Islamic rites.
Mr Isa appealed to protection agencies to don’t forget going to the diagnosed hideouts of the bandits, specifically at Gidan na Zumbure village “which now harbours the bandits and function their base for launching attacks’’.