At least three soldiers were killed in a shootout with armed bandits in Kabasa village of Magami District in Gusau local government area of Zamfara State.
Residents told Daily Trust that armed men arrived at the community on motorcycles firing at people.
A resident said apart from the soldiers, seven other persons were killed in the incident.
“The whole community was thrown into pandemonium as several other residents trying to escape the attack were injured. Seven people were confirmed dead in the attack,” a resident identified Saminu Usman told Daily Trust.
Governor Bello Muhammad Matawalle through the commissioner of information Alhaji Ibrahim Dosara, said he received with shock the report of an attack by some “recalcitrant bandits” who unleashed mayhem on innocent people in Kabasa village of Magami district in Gusau local government area of the state.
Dosara said the Executive Governor is saddened and disturbed by the sad event that led to loss of lives in the village and strongly condemned it.