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Fourty one people were reportedly killed, while several others sustained serious injuries when some unidentified gunmen attack a truck conveying people at Birane village in Zurmi local government area of Zamfara state.
A resident of Zurmi who simply identified himself as Muhammad Bello told newsmen findings that the hoodlums ambushed and attacked a truck loaded with women and children who left Birane village to attend a wedding ceremony in a neighbouring village.
Another eyewitness account said that the hoodlums asked all the women on the truck to come down after they had slaughtered the driver, and they began to slaughter them one after the other and reloaded the corpses back on the truck and set them ablaze”.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Shehu Muhammad confirmed the incident adding that, members of the vigilante group in partnership with local hunters are inside the bush in search of the hoodlums.


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