Bandits Kill 48 In Fresh Zamfara Attacks

No fewer than 48 persons have been reportedly killed in a deadly attacks by armed bandits in three communities of Zamfara State.

The Sole Administrator of Bakura Local Government, Aminu Suleiman who confirmed the attacks, gave the communities as Sabon Gari Damri, Damri and Kalahe in Bakura Local Government Area of the State

According to him, the armed bandits, in their large number and riding on motorcycles, launched an attack via Sabon Gari Damri village around 2pm on Friday.

They reportedly killed nine people and then proceeded to Damri community where they killed four persons including a Police officer and personnel of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC).

Thez also set ablaze a Hilux vehicle belonging to the Nigerian Police.

The bandits then killed eight persons in Kalahe community, a village between Sabon Gari Damri and Damri town

They also reportedly attacked a healthcare facility in Damri town, killing some patients who were receiving treatment in the hospital.

Suleiman confirmed that a total of 48 people were killed during the attacks.

Police authorities in the state are yet to comment on the latest attacks.

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