Zamfara State Police Command has confirmed the death of seven persons in fresh attack by gunmen of Gidan-Labbo village in Gidan-Goga district of Maradun local government area of the state.
The Public Relations Officer of the Command, Muhammad Shehu disclosed this in an interview with NAN in Gusau on Sunday.
According to Shehu, who is a Deputy Superintendent of Police, the unidentified bandits on Friday attacked people of Gidan Labbo village at Malikawa Forest while the victims were clearing their farmlands to prepare for this year’s rainy season.
“As soon as we received the report, our men were deployed to the area. They discovered seven bodies”.
He said the command and other security agencies have already deployed security personnel to the area to maintain peace and stability.
He urged people of the state to continue to support security agents with information on criminals to enable them take proactive measures.
Governor Abdul’aziz Yari on Sunday disclosed that the bandits are now sending threat letters to farmers in the state, asking them to keep away from their farms.
Yari made this known while launching the sales and distribution of fertiliser to farmers in the state at Nasarawar-Burkullu town in Bukkuyum local government area of the state.
He described the threat as unfortunate and worrisome as a majority of Zamfara people are farmers, promising that he would meet Muhammad Buhari, the President of Nigeria and security chiefs over the issue.