About 16 persons have been allegedly killed by bandits in Kanoma District of Maru Local Government Area of Zamfara on Sallah day.
A press statement on Wednesday from the Director-General on Media to the state governor, Yusuf Idris, said “the governor visited the community and sympathised with them”.
“During the visit, the governor also directed security agencies to immediately “swing” into action and bring the perpetrators to book.
“The governor also directed the movement of 14 persons, who sustained injuries from gunshots from Kanoma General Hospital, to the Federal Medical Centre, Gusau, for better medical care.
”The bill should be charged to the state government,” he said.
He also revealed that the state governor is willing to join hands with well-meaning individuals and groups so as to bring an end to armed banditry in the state.
He further revealed how the District Head of Kanoma, Yahaya Mohammed, told the governor how the bandits invaded the area in the evening and fired gunshots which injured 14 and killed 16 persons.