NINE people, including two policemen, have been killed by Bandits in a fresh attack in Zamfara State.
The Force Public Relations Officer, Dan Awunah, confirmed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja, on Sunday.
Awunah said seven of the victims were members of the communities where the hoodlums attacked.
He said the Police Mobile Force and the Counter-terrorism Unit had been deployed in the area to restore law and order.
The member representing Zurmi West in the state House of Assembly, Alhaji Yusuf Moriki, told NAN that the incident occurred at Dole, Tudun Bugaje and Kwangwami communities in Zurmi Local Government Area.
According to him, 25 people had been killed, while many others were injured during the attack.
“So far, we have the record of 25 people who were killed during the attack, while many injured others have been taken to hospital for treatment,” Moriki said.
NAN reported that the bandits attacked the villages on Saturday night, after carrying out similar attacks in some communities at neighboring Shinkafi Local Government Area the previous day.
The lawmaker commended security agencies in the state over measures so far taken to restore peace and stability in the area, but urged them to do more.
He appealed to the people of the area to remain calm as the state government, in collaboration with security agencies, was making efforts to restore peace and stability in the area.