At least 40 people are feared killed in Shinkafi Local Government Area of Zamfara State, following attack by armed bandits. It was gathered that the attackers invaded Kurya, Kursasa and Gidan Achali communities of the local government area and opened fire on residents.
Although the police said only 10 people lost their lives in the attack, residents said over 40 people were killed in the attacks.
“At Gidan Achali community alone, over 20 people were killed,” an official told journalists.
“At Kursasa community, 10 people were killed while at Kurya, 13 persons were reported dead.
“The number of people killed at Gidan Achali community is terrible because the high number of casualties in the area is worrisome.”