Four persons have been killed in an attack by suspected armed bandits on Gidan Goga village in Maradun Local Government Area of Zamfara State.
The Police confirmed the killings in a statement by its Public Relations Officer, Mohammed Shehu.
Shehu said the attack on the village occurred at about 2pm on Thursday, October 29.
The statement said, on receiving the report, the police deployed joint operations with the military from Kaura Namoda area, led by the Divisional Police Officer, DPO, Kaura Namoda.
Others are a combined team of conventional policemen and the 78 Mobile Police Squardron in Maradun, led by the DPO Maradun.
They responded to the distress call and arrived the village to counter the bandits and to forestall further attacks on neighbouring villages.
The bandits however, fled before the arrival of the joint security operatives.
The statement says, four people were killed by the bandits, while three others were injured and have been rushed to the Gusau Federal Medical Centre, where they are receiving treatment.
Security in the area have been beefed up with improved patrol by the joint operation, to build the confidence of the community.
The Commissioner of Police, Usman Nagogo, condoles the families, the Government and people of Zamfara State for the unwarranted killings, and has promised that his Command will not relent in its effort to ensure the protection of life and property of the citizens.
(Editor: Terverr Tyav)