Bandits were said to have allegedly killed 16 persons in Kanoma District of Maru Local Government Area of Zamfara on Sallah day, NewTelegraph reports.
Confirming the attack in a press statement in Gusau on Wednesday, the Director-General on Media to the state governor, Yusuf Idris, said “the governor visited the community and sympathised with them.
“During the visit, the governor also directed security agencies to immediately “swing” into action and bring the perpetrators to book.
“The governor also directed the movement of 14 persons, who sustained injuries from gun shots from Kanoma General Hospital, to the Federal Medical Centre, Gusau, for better medical care.
“The bill should be charged to the state government,” he said.
He then expressed the state governor’s resolve to join hands with wellmeaning individuals and groups in the state to bring an end to armed banditry in the state.