The death of the village head of Kujemi, Mallam Gambo Kujemi, in Dansadau District of Maru Local Government Area of the state by bandits was confirmed by the Zamfara State Police command
A statement issued by, SP Mohammed Shehu, the spokesman for the command on. Monday, said the bandits also killed one other person.
Shehu said the village head, who was on a visit to Karauchi, also in Dansadau, was killed when the bandits invaded the village.
He explained that they stormed the village in large numbers on motorcycles about 8.40 pm on Sunday and shot heavily.
According to the spokesman, the village head and a resident of Karauchi, Mustapha Halilu, were killed during the shooting.
Shehu said, “On details of the information, a combined team of policemen attached to Operation Puff Adder with the military were dispatched to the area, to forestall a further attack on neighbouring villages as well as to arrest the evil ones behind the dastardly act.
“The command appeals to continue to support and cooperate from members of the public by giving useful information on activities of the criminal element with a view to taking proactive measures.”
He, however, said peace had been restored in the area, while combined security forces were on the trail of the attackers.