An emergency meeting has been paged by Zamfara State government with Fulani leaders over attack on an outpost in which nine soldiers were killed in Sunke village of Anka local government area.
Abubakar Dauran, Senior Special Assistant to Governor Bello Matawalle on Security Matters, told newsmen in Gusau on Saturday that the meeting was to forestall future occurrence.
The Suru attack is the first major security breach since the government initiated dialogue with bandits in the state.
Abubakar confirmed that Thursday’s attack left some soldiers and the attackers dead, while those injured were admitted in Federal Medical Center, Gusau for proper medical attention.
He gave some insights that the attackers were from Niger state, he assured news men that the attackers are not from Zamfara. Abubakar further pinned that a good relationship was established with the bandits in Zamfara which led to their repentance.
“Immediately after the attack, we reached out to the Fulani leaders in the state who confirmed to us that none of their members participated, but we have summoned a meeting with them to forestal reoccurance,” he said.
Some eye witnesses who spoke to NAN, said the bandits that attacked the joint security outpost numbered over 200, riding motorcycles.
The Emergency meeting however has not be scheduled.