Police inspector-general Ibrahim Idris says security situation in Zamfara is getting out of hand even as he promised through investigation into killings in Birane village last Wednesday.
Delivering a short speech at the palace of the emir of Zurmi, Abubakar Muhammad, when he paid a condolence visit to the Emirate the IGP said the perpetrators of the dastardly act would soon be brought to book.
Responding, Muhammad said the gunmen invaded Birane village on about 200 motorbikes firing at residents.
He said in the past, dozens of residents were killed in his emirate in similar attacks and they were thinking that with the assurance given by the government and the security operatives that the attacks and would be stopped.
The emir then charged the security operatives to live up to the expectations of the people in tackling the menace of armed banditry and cattle rustling plaguing the communities.
“We are begging you to help us in protecting our lives and property. The Police Force and the Federal Government should provide adequate logistics to the security officials,” he added.
In his speech, Governor Abdulaziz Yari who was represented by the Commissioner of Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Bello Dankande Gamji said he forewarned the security operatives of the impending attack but nothing was done to avert it.
He then implored the Inspector General of Police to use wisdom in order to bring about the much needed change in the security architecture of the state urging him to act aggressively.