The reports reaching NIGERIA NEWS claim that not less than eleven persons have been hacked to death by suspected gunmen who reportedly stormed a viewing centre located in Badarawa, a part of Zamfara state.
It was further gathered that the bandits after killing 11 people during the heinous act on Thursday, September 13, left at least 21 others with various degrees of injury.
Confirming the ugly incident, the spokesperson to the state governor, Ibrahim Dosara, said that 11 persons were killed while 21 others sustained substantial injury.
“Eleven (persons were) killed and 21 wounded in (the incident at) Badarawa in Shinkafi Local Government Area of Zamfara state.
“Investigation revealed that it was bandits that did the killings. More investigations are going on.
“The wounded have been taken to the Shinkafi General Hospital this morning, the victims have been hospitalised and committees from the villages where the incident happened are around to support the families of those who were wounded,” Dosara was quoted as saying.
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On the other hand, Mohammed Shehu, the spokesperson of the police in the state, confirmed that six persons were killed in the attack and 10 others injured.
“On September 13, 2018 at about 0015hrs, the command received a distress call of an ongoing attack at a Badarawa village square in Shinkafi LGA.
“Simultaneously, our tactical teams comprising PMF/CTU in conjunction with the military mobilised to the scene and engaged the bandits who fled into the forest.
“While profiling the scene and its environs, six corpses were discovered and 10 injured persons who were bleeding profusely were rushed to the hospital for stabilisation.
“Preliminary investigation has disclosed the footpath of the bandits which has been subjected to extensive bush combing that will lead to the arrest of the culprits.
“Meanwhile, there is an established tactical pin-down point at entrance and exit of the community,” he said in a statement vowing that the police would ensure the perpetrators are arrested.
In an earlier report, NIGERIA NEWS had reported that gunmen suspected to be herdsmen attacked three communities, razed many houses in Adamawa.