GUNMEN KILL 15 IN NW NIGERIA’S VILLAGE ATTACK

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LAGOS, June 3 (NNN-Xinhua) -- Nigerian police in the northwestern Zamfara state said on Saturday that 15 people were killed when unknown gunmen attacked a village in the state.

Police spokesperson in the state, Muhammad Shehu, told reporters in Gusau, the state capital that the gunmen killed the people in a village called Zakuna, in the Anka Local Government Area.

The gunmen invaded Zakuna in the early hours of Friday and stole cows belonging to villagers, she said, adding that no arrest had been made.

He told reporters that investigation into the matter had commenced.

The beleaguered state has seen repeated attacks in recent times that have left scores dead.

On May 25, some communities in Gidangoga District in the Maradun Local Government Area of the state were attacked by bandits, resulting in the death of 26 people, with three others injured. --NNN-Xinhua

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK