No fewer than 30 bandits and five people have been killed in an attack repelled by Zamfara State Police Command in Maradun and Bakura local government areas of the state.

The attack was repelled following a call received by the police that attacks was taking place in Gobirawa, Gora, Rini , Madoti and Dankule, a total four villages across coucil areas of Maradun and Bakura.

As a result of the encounter, about 30 hoodlums were neutralized while others escaped to the forest with a possible gun shot wounds”

“In the course of chasing the assailants out of the villages, the operatives discovered about 10 corpses of the villagers littered at the different theatre of engagements. Mop up operation is ongoing with a view to arresting the perpetrators of the dastardly act. Further details of the operation will be communicated in due course,” SP Shehu said.

Meanwhile, the commissioner of Police in the state, Abutu Yaro, has warned bandits to either surrender their arms and embrace peace or face the consequences.