The Nigeria Police Force on Monday said three suspects had been arrested in connection with the killings in Zamfara State.
A statement from the Force Public Relations Officer, CSP Jimoh Moshood, indicated that the suspects were assisting the police in the investigation into the crime.
According to him, the suspects are: Halilu Garba (Alias Mabushi) ‘M’ 45 yrs, Zubairu Marafa (Alias Wakili) ‘M’ 45yrs, Nafi’u Badamasi (Alias Zakiru) ‘M’ 40yrs.
This development comes three days after the Zamfara State Police Command confirmed the death of at least 18 persons in a fresh attack by gunmen in Birane village in Zurmi Local Government Area of the state.
Following this recent attack, Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, on Sunday deployed additional three units of Police Mobile Force to the affected area.
The three mobile units of the police deployed in the state were to ensure effective cover of forest areas and bushes in the state and prevent further attacks.
With the arrests of the three suspects, it confirms the fulfilment of the police boss who promised to thoroughly investigate the deadly attack in order to bring the killers to justice.
He, however, described the killings as a worrisome development. The police also assured that upon conclusion of its investigation, the suspects would be arraigned in court.