Gunmen kill 4 villagers in Zamfara

Gunmen kill 4 villagers in Zamfara

Thursday, December 3, 2015 9:11 pm

The police in the north western Nigerian state of  Zamfara have confirmed the death of four persons following an attack by gunmen on Tangaran village in Anka local government area  on Tuesday night.

The command Public Relations Officer, DSP Sanusi Amiru, confirmed the incident on Thursday in Gusau while briefing newsmen.

The gunmen arrived the village in the night while the residents were getting ready to go to bed.

They opened fire on those still outside during which the four persons were killed.

An eye-witness, Kabiru Umar said an 11-year-old girl who was selling bean cake (kosai) was among those killed.

When her mother came to pick her remains, she was shot on her buttocks.

Umar said that other residents quickly locked their doors while those outside scampered for safety while the indiscriminate shootings lasted.

The command spokesman said six other persons sustained various degrees of injuries and were taken to Anka General Hospital with the assistance of the police.

He said that the police recovered three bullet shells.

Amiru said that normalcy had returned to the area and the police had commenced tracking  the attackers.

He expressed confidence that the attackers would be arrested by the police.

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