Some communities in Shinkafi and Maradun Local Government Areas of Zamfara state are still counting their loses after they were attacked by armed bandits.

The spokesman for the police command in the state, Muhammad Shehu, made the confirmation to reporters in Gusau on Sunday.

Shehu stated that the attackers had on November 16 and November 17 invaded Gidan Maidawa, Wari and Tungar Baure, Mallamawa villages in Shinkafi and Maradun Local Government Areas, killing many people. 

He said the command was still gathering data of the victims of the attack, from the affected communities.

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The police image maker promised that the command would disclose to the public accurate figure of the deceased and injured persons, after the exercise.

“So far in the record we have, three people were killed in Maradun Local Government Area, we are still compiling comprehensive figures of the victims from other villages attacked and make them available to the pubic later,” he said. 

The command has deployed its personnel to the affected areas, in collaboration with other security agencies.

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