Gunmen have launched a fresh attack in Zamfara State, killing 40 persons in Birnin-Magaji local government area. A source from the area said the suspected gunmen ransacked the villages of Oho and Dutsin Wake.
According to the source, gunmen attacked the villages in retaliation over the alleged killing of their member at Nasarawar Godel Market. He said a member of the bandits was at Godel Market to sell cattle, but a mob attacked and killed him.
The source further said that the bandits therefore resolved to revenge the killing of their colleague and launched attack on the two villages of Oho and Dutsi wake. When contacted the police public relations officer, PPRO, DSP Mohammed Shehu said only 10 persons were killed during the attack of the two villages. He revealed that the Area Commander and DPO have led a team of policemen to the area