Bandits Still Strike Despite Amnesty As Zamfara Government Calls Emergency Meeting

Thursday’s attack left some soldiers and attackers dead, while those injured were admitted to Federal Medical Center, Gusau for proper medical attention.

Zamfara government has summoned an emergency meeting with Fulani

leaders over an attack on an outpost in which nine soldiers were

killed in Sunke village, Anka local government area.

 

Senior Special Assistant to Governor Bello Matawalle on Security

Matters, Alhaji Abubakar Dauran, told journalists in Gusau on Saturday

that the meeting was to forestall future occurrence.

 

He, however, did not say when the meeting will be held.

 

The security-post attack is the first major security breach since the

government initiated dialogue with bandits in the state.

 

Dauran confirmed that Thursday’s attack left some soldiers and

attackers dead, while those injured were admitted to Federal Medical

Center, Gusau for proper medical attention.

 

According to him, the attackers were from Niger State.

 

“Following the good relationship and understanding established with

the bandits which led to their repentance in Zamfara, I can assure you

that those attackers are not from Zamfara.

 

“Immediately after the attack, we reached out to the Fulani leaders in

the state who confirmed to us that none of their members participated,

but we have summoned a meeting with them to forestal reoccurrence,” he

said.

 

The bandits that attacked the joint security outpost were more than

200 and had come on motorcycles.

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