HURIWA insisted that there is already a comprehensive report of the cases of killings in Zamfara state put together by committees set up by past administrations and whose reports made recommendations on the best way and far reaching mechanisms to bring to an end these senseless targeted killings of innocent Nigerians.
The death toll of an attack by gunmen in Nigeria's northwestern state of Zamfara has risen to 36, according to the official News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday. But it does appear that security agencies are failing in their responsibilities.
The state Police PRO, DSP Muhammad Shehu, explained that on February 13, that hunters from Birani village of Zurmi local government area intercepted and accosted a herder in the bush with some suspected stolen cattle and sheep.
At least 73 people were killed in Benue State in January also when herdsmen invaded five villages in Guma and Logo local governments of the state. The herder abandoned the animals and escaped into the Bush.
Therefore, on 14th February, 2018, the bandits ambushed the hunters in the bush and there was a clash that led to fatality from both sides.
"The police, military and other sister agencies reacted by combing the bush and its environs to salvage the situation and discovered 18 dead bodies".
"In addition, he directs security agencies to immediately mobilise and deploy their members to the vulnerable areas of the state, and ensure that the perpetrators are brought to face the full wrath of the law". While it is believed that the bandits took away their own persons that were killed.
The herdsmen later returned to the village killing 18 persons.
The NSCDC spokesman disclosed that Patrick who was recruited into the Corps on October 26, 2007 as a Lance Corporal and later promoted to the rank of Senior Corps Assistant on January 1, 2014, wrote his promotion examination on December 23, 2017 and was awaiting result of the examination before his demise. He said: "It should be noted that NSCDC never recruited in 2016 or in 2017, and that the two officers killed were never in this category".