he Police Command in Zamfara, on Monday, confirmed the killing of 16 persons in Sunday’s attack by bandits in Ganar Kiyawa village of Bukkuyum Local Government Area of the State.
The command’s Public Relations Officer, Muhammad Shehu made this known in Gusau that the figure of 24 deaths dished out by a section of the media, was not correct.
Sixteen villagers were killed by the bandits during the attack, not 24 or 20, as being reported by a section of the media.
“The command, in collaboration with the military, is currently conducting an extensive bush combing of the affected community.
”This is with a view to returning normalcy and apprehending the perpetrators of this bizarre crime,” Shehu said.
He called on the people of the state to continue to support government and security agencies with useful information.
The spokesperson said such cooperation would complement efforts at addressing the security challenges facing the state.