Eight persons, including three soldiers and five civilians, were killed by terrorists at Kasaba village, Magami district, Maru Local Government Area, Zamfara State, Northwest Nigeria Wednesday, March 17.
A local source told HumAngle that the terrorists stormed the village on motorcycles between 10 a.m. and noon.
It was not clear if there was a gun battle between the terrorists and the troops. The source could not also quantify properties destroyed.
Bello Matawalle, Zamfara State Governor, in a statement by Ibrahim Magaji Dosara, the state’s Commissioner for information, expressed deep regret over the attack.
“The government of Zamfara State under the leadership of Governor Bello Muhammed Matawallen has received with shock over the report of an attack by some recalcitrant bandits who unleashed mayhem on innocent people in Kabasa village of Magami district in Gusau local government of the state,” Dosara quoted the governor as saying.
He said the Governor extended his ‘heartfelt condolences to the families of the victims and prayed to Allah to grant the souls of the departed, eternal rest.’
The government, the commissioner said, had already directed security agencies in the state to carry out a full investigation into the incident. Dosara said a standing committee had been constituted to assess the level of damages inflicted on the community.
“The State Government is calling on the people of the affected community in particular and the state, in general, to remain law-abiding and go about their normal businesses”, said the commissioner.
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