35 killed in Zamfara villages attack

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The Emir of Maru in Zamfara State , Alhaji Abubakar Gado Maigari, has confirmed that 35 people were killed during an attack on five villages in his emirate.

The Emir was briefing Governor Bello Matawalle who paid a sympathy visit to the affected villages.

The villages according to the Emir are Dutsin Gari , Asha-lafiya, Rayau, Munkuru , Mahuta and Talli .

He maintained that the affected communities were currently in a terrible situation , calling on the Governor to come to their aid .

In his response, Governor Matawalle sympathized with the communities, assuring them that his administration would soon come to their aid .

He also assured them that adequate security personnel would be deployed in the area to restore peace so that the people could go back to their respective villages .

“ I want to sincerely sympathize with you over the attacks and loss of your loved ones.

“ I assure you that I will do everything within my powers to make sure that you go back to your respective villages.

“ I will very soon send some relief materials to all of you as soon as possible , ” Matawalle said .

The Governor expressed disgust over the recent attacks and loss of lives of some people in the area , lamenting that some heartless politicians were happy with the tragedies.

He declared that his administration would soon fish out those people and punish them to serve as a deterrent to others .

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