Muhammadu Buhari has blasted the attacks that reportedly led to the death of 41 people in Birane village, Zurmi local government area of Zamfara state on Thursday, February 14, 2018.
He strongly condemned the massacre and commiserated with the families of the victims of the “heinous and inhuman attacks”.
According to the statement, the president has directed security agencies to immediately mobilise and deploy their members to the vulnerable areas of the state, and ensure that the perpetrators are brought to face the full wrath of the law.
The Police Public Relations Officer of the command, DSP Muhammad Shehu, said hunters confronted the herder who escaped and returned with bandits.
He said, “The herder abandoned the animals and escaped into the bush, but unknown to the hunters, the cattle rustler went to Isah Local Government Area of Sokoto State and mobilised bandits to attack the hunters.
“On Feb. 14, the bandits ambushed the hunters in the bush and there was a clash that led to fatality on both sides.
“Police/Military and other sister agencies reacted by combing the bush and it’s environs to salvage the situation and discovered 18 dead bodies.”
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