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Gov orders investigation into killings of Zamfara miners

09 November 2016, 16:38

Gusau - The Zamfara Government has directed security agencies to investigate the killings of local miners at Gidan Ardo village of Bindin district in Maru Local Government Area of the state.

No fewer than 40 local miners were allegedly killed by bandits in the last Monday’s attack in the area.

The state Acting Governor, Malam Ibrahim Wakkala, gave the directive after its emergency security meeting in Gusau on Wednesday.

Wakkala, in statement by his Press Secretary, Mr Yusuf Idris, urged the security operatives to intensify measures to ensure quick investigation of the killings and  prosecute any culprits involved in the incident.

Also read: Buhari describes Zamfara blasphemy killings as barbaric

He said that, “It is very unfortunate the way some criminals embark on killing of innocent people despite the effort by both state and Federal Government to address the security challenges in the state.

“We are ever ready to cooperate with security agencies and all stakeholders to ensure effective security provision in the state.

“I am, therefore, appealing to people to remain calm and cooperate with security agencies to restore peace and stability in the area and to avoid taking law in to their hand.”

He urged the general public to support security operatives with useful information to ease security and economic challenges in the country.




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