From Maiharaji Altine Gusau
The Zamfara State Police Command regrettably confirm the death of eight people in an attack by suspected armed bandits on JANBAKO Community of Maradun LGA in the early hours of Sunday
In a statement, the police Public Relations Officer SP Mohammed Shehu said, the bandits launched an aggressive reprisal attack on the said community following the invasion of a Fulani settlement that led to the gruesome killing of three of theFulanis by the outlawed “Yansakai” group.
“On the receipt of the report the Command quickly responded and deployed a Combine team of PMP/CTU led by the DPO Maradun and the Military who moved down to the village and engaged the bandits, but quickly fled and escaped into the forest with possible casualties”.
“At the end of the encounter, Eight eight Villagers were unfortunately discovered to have been killed by the bandits during the attack’.
“Corpse of the deceased and those injured were taken to the hospital in Talata Mafara for autopsy and medical treatment”.
Shehu said the attack on Janbako Community was aggravated by the continued operation of members of the outlawed “Yansakai” group despite its proscribtion by the State Government,
He Maintained that, the outlawed group was still becoming nuisance to the peaceful stability of Zamfara State.
The Commissioner of Police Zamfara State, CP Abutu Yaro, while commiserating with the families of the deceased also assured that, discreet investigation would be conducted with a view to arresting the perpetrators of the dastardly act and charge them to court for prosecution.
The police commissioner further called on members of the public to desist from self help, adding that he would not hesitate to deal decisively with any person or group of persons whose action or actions vitiates the relative peace currently being enjoyed in the state.