The Zamafara State Governor Bello Matawalle has condemned the attacks on the communities in Bukkuyum and Maru local government areas of the state.
He described the attacks as dastardly and cowardly coming at a time when peace is fast improving in the state but said that that will not deter his administration.
“It is unfortunate that this attack is coming at a time when we are experiencing improved peace in the state where we were able to host millions of people on an important religious event without a single incidence,” Governor Matawalle observed.
“However, this and other isolated cases of banditry across the state will not deter our efforts at ensuring a peaceful Zamfara State, an oath we have taken to pursue with our fullest capability.”
While condoling the families of those who died in the incidents, Governor Matawalle ordered the Ministry for Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management to immediately release relief materials to victims of the attack and their families.
Security operatives in the state on Sunday reported that a surprise attack was launched on the Juyi and Doruwa communities of Bungudu Local Government Area and Ganar Kiyawa of Bukkuyum local government area, leading to the loss of lives. Many others also got injured.