– The Zamfara state police command has deployed its personnel after suspected bandits invaded some villages in the state.
– Some eyewitnesses said the bandits also invaded Farin Zare, Orawa, and Sabon Gari villages also in Gidan Goga district – They claimed the attacks were carried out simultaneously in the early hours of Tuesday, July 18 while many villagers were wounded in the process The Zamfara state commissioner of police, Kenneth Ebrimson, announced that some personnel have been deployed to Sikida and Gyadde villages of Gidan Goga area of the state after suspected bandits invaded the villages. Channels TV reports that Ebrimson on Thursday, July 19, said a police patrol team responded swiftly to the distress call of attacks He said the bandits fled after killing three persons, following the arrival of the security operatives.
The police commissioner noted that the team of security personnel deployed in the areas would comb the bush in the communities with the aim of arresting the perpetrators of the attacks. Some eyewitnesses said the bandits also invaded Farin Zare, Orawa, and Sabon Gari villages also in Gidan Goga district. They claimed the attacks were carried out simultaneously in the early hours of Tuesday, while many villagers were wounded in the process.
The locals said the invaders stormed the villages on motorbikes, shooting sporadically at residents and carting away their livestock. One of the villagers said 30 people were killed across the villages during the attacks, although the police authorities insisted that three people died. Meanwhile, it had reported that the SARS arrested two sergeants of the Imo state police command, Olu Hygenius and Collins Ibe, and two other officers, Timothy Chukwukere and Chidubem Anyia, for their alleged involvement in the abduction of an National Population Commission (NPC) worker, Amasike Ameleonye. Hailing from the Ideato local government area of the state, Ameleonye was kidnapped on Friday, July 6, at Okwelle in Onuimo. The kidnappers collected N5m ransom before releasing their victim. Hygenius and Ibe, who served as aides to a former lawmaker Robertson Ekwebelem, were arrested by F-SARS personnel at the Imo international conference center in Owerri, the state capital.