Armed men suspected to be bandits have killed about 51 persons in six different communities of Zurmi Local Government Area of Zamfara State.
The communities that came under fire include Kadawa, Kwata, Maduba, Ganda Samu, Saulawa and Askawa.
A resident of the community, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the armed men invaded the areas riding on motorbikes shooting at anyone they see.
Meanwhile, the Police Public Relations Officer, SP Muhammad Shehu, confirmed the unfortunate attacks.
According to Shehu, the specific number of deaths as a result of the attacks cannot be ascertained at the moment.
“There were attacks in those communities but I cannot categorically tell you the number of casualties for now. The figure being circulated in the media may not be correct”, the PPRO stated.