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Zamfara State Police Command says armed bandit killed about 14 persons in Karaye village, Gummi local government are.
The state Public Relations Officers Muhammad Shehu disclosed this on Sunday.
The bandits reportedly burned down many houses while about 10 people sustained injuries in the attack, Shehu recounted.
This will record as the first breach of the peace agreement reached between the state government and the armed bandits.
Shehu said the attack may be unconnected to the killing of its members by a local vigilante group.
On November 3, a group of vigilante known as Yan Sakai attacked and killed nine people in Bardoki village on the suspicion that they were armed bandits.
The PPRO said the police quickly arrested 11 members of the vigilante groups who actively took part in the killings.
The Police said
“The incident is being investigated by the state CID Gusau and all the suspects will be charged to court for prosecution in order to serve as a deterrent to others,” he said.
“However, combined teams attached to Operation Puff Adder, men of Operation Hadarin-Daji and vigilantes led by the DPO Gummi mobilised to the scene and embarked on extensive bush combing with a view to trailing and arresting the perpetrators.
“Corpses and injured victims were conveyed to the General Hospital Gummi for autopsy and treatment.
“The command calls on members of the public to desist from taking laws into their hands as it will not hesitate to deal decisively with any person or group of person that tries to sabotage the relative peace currently being enjoyed in the state.”