The Emir of Maru in Zamfara State, Alhaji Abubakar Gado Maigari, has confirmed that 35 people were killed during an attack on five villages in his emirate.
The Emir was briefing Governor Bello Matawalle who paid a sympathy visit to the affected villages.
The villages according to the Emir are Dutsin Gari, Asha-lafiya, Rayau, Munkuru, Mahuta and Talli.
He maintained that the affected communities were currently in a terrible situation, calling on the Governor to come to their aid.
In his response, Governor Matawalle sympathized with the communities, assuring them that his administration would soon come to their aid.
He also assured them that adequate security personnel would be deployed in the area to restore peace so that the people could go back to their respective villages.
“I want to sincerely sympathize with you over the attacks and loss of your loved ones.
“I assure you that I will do everything within my powers to make sure that you go back to your respective villages.
“I will very soon send some relief materials to all of you as soon as possible,” Matawalle said.
The Governor expressed disgust over the recent attacks and loss of lives of some people in the area, lamenting that some heartless politicians were happy with the tragedies.
He declared that his administration would soon fish out those people and punish them to serve as a deterrent to others.