Eleven people were killed by bandits in Dangulbi community, Maru Local Government Area, Zamfara State.
According to reports, bandits loyal to a notorious kingpin Damina attacked various farms in the community on Sunday afternoon, July 10, killing 11 people and leaving several others unaccounted for.
According to Mohammed Shehu, a spokesperson for the Zamfara State Police Command, who confirmed the casualty figure to Channels Television on Monday morning, the police authorities have since deployed a reinforcement team to the area to restore calm and normalcy in the community.
Police tactical operatives, according to Shehu, have begun a confidence-building patrol in the affected community.
“The one at our disposal is 11 people (killed) and the command has already sent a reinforcement team to the affected community and the reinforcing team has been able to return normalcy in the area. They are currently on confidence-building patrol and there is relative normalcy in that axis,” he stated.
According to Ibrahim, Kango which is another village just about 2km away from Dangulbi was attacked last Friday and seven persons were reportedly killed.
“He (Damina) attacked Kango village, a 2km settlement away from Dangulbi, and killed seven people. Then yesterday (Sunday), in the afternoon, he proceeded to Dangulbi environs when people were on their farms working. They (the terrorists) rounded them up and 14 people were confirmed killed on their various farms and some (persons) are missing.”