The Police in Zamfara State northwest Nigeria confirmed the killing of 10 people in the state by suspected kidnappers and cattle rustlers.
The spokesperson of the state police command, Mr. Mohammed Shehu,said that bandits on motorcycles invaded onion fields outside the village of Kware in the Shinkafi district and shot dead farmers.
We received a report of an attack in Kware by bandits in which 10 people were killed. Security personnel were dispatched to the area to restore order, Shehu explained. However, he did not give details of the reason for the attack.
Suspected armed bandits had in December 2018-sacked three communities in Birnin Magaji LGA in the state, killing at least 25 residents. Some of those killed were said to be working on their farms when they were attacked.
Shehu said in his statement, confirmed the incident and said it was a conflict between hunters, local vigilantes and the bandits.
Gunmen had earlier this month killed 40 persons in two communities in Shinkafi and Anka LGAs of the state.