Unknown gunmen have attacked two communities of Shinkafi and Anka local governments areas of Zamfara state, killing 40 persons.
The bandits, who move in numbers on motorcycles, were said have attacked the communities and Danjibga in the local government areas.
The Army spokesman of Operation Sharar Daji confirmed the two incidents to The Nation correspondents, saying, however, that the casualties and extent of damage in the attacks would be released later.
According to him, the Commander- in- Charge of the operations had arrived in the area to provide security and get on- the- spot assessment.
When contacted, the Police Public Relations officer in Zamfara, Muhammad Shehu, couldn’t confirm or deny the casualty figure in the latest attack.
He, however, said further information would be provided at a briefing later today.