Following an attack on Sakajiki village in the Kauran Namoda Local Government Area of Zamfara State, bandits have claimed the lives of at least twelve people.
In the course of the attack, 19 shops and a number of houses were set on fire, and a police outpost and seven cars, including two police patrol vans, were destroyed.
Following an attack on Sakajiki village in the Kauran Namoda Local Government Area of Zamfara State, bandits claimed the lives of at least twelve people.
The search for further dead is thought to be underway, particularly for individuals who fled into the jungle during the assault.
The attack began around 9 p. m. on Thursday, October 13, and lasted until 4 a. m. on Friday, during which time security operatives engaged the bandits in a shootout, according to reports.
An anonymous source told The Nation that the police mobile operatives attempted to oppose the onslaught but were defeated by the robbers, who took over the area.
The event was confirmed by SP Muhammad Shehu, a spokesman for the Zamfara Police Command, who did not provide a number of casualties in the incident.
Shehu stated that if it were not for the actions of the police officers, the number of casualties would have been far higher. He told them that the Commissioner of Police had already dispatched an additional squad to assist with re- enforcement of the situation.
Generally speaking, the current security situation in the country must be viewed in light of the fact that Nigeria as a nation was formed as a result of the fusion of several other autonomous tribes and communities.
As a matter of course, the fact that Nigeria is a multicultural and multi- religious society is not meant to pose a problem or be a factor in our security challenges.
Rather, it should have served as a catalyst for our progress and development. But, whatever the case, we were colonized by the British, and we share a border with our neighbor.