The Nigerian Police said on Saturday that fifteen people were killed after gunmen invaded Zakuna village in Anka Local Government area of Zamfara State.
“On receiving the reports of the attack, the police mobilised to the village and discovered 15 dead bodies majority of whom were Yansakai,” said DSP Muhammad Shehu, Public Relations Officer of the Zamfara State Police Command.
Shehu stated also that the police had deployed its operatives to the affected area to peace and stability.
He added, “The police have, however, deployed heavy security to the area to maintain peace and stability. Bush combing and rigorous patrol are being carried out throughout the area by the police to avoid further loss of lives.”
The latest attack on the North-Western state comes barely one week after the killing of 26 people in another community in Zamfara.