Gov. Bello Matawalle of Zamfara on Sunday led security agencies in the state on an operation against bandits in their bush camps and hideouts near Wonaka town in Gusau Local Government area of the state.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the governor was accompanied by his deputy, Mahadi Aliyu-Gusau, heads of security agencies in the state on his way to Lilo community in Mada district of Gusau local government area.
Bandits had on Saturday attacked Lilo community which resulted in the killing of eight persons while 18 others were injured.
The bandits were chased away at their camps during the governor’s unannounced visit to the area.
They abandoned their hideouts and crossed a near by river and disappeared from the operatives who were on the governor’s motorcade.