Dan Awunah, spokesperson for the states police command stated this yesterday in Abuja.
Awunah said the police mobile force and the counter-terrorism unit had been deployed in the area to restore law and order.
According to the lawmaker representing Zurmi West in the House of Assembly, Yusuf Moriki, 25 people died while many were injured.
“So far, we have the record of 25 people who were killed in the attack, while the injured have been taken to the hospital for treatment,” Moriki said.
Moriki lauded the security agencies for measures taken to restore peace and stability, but urged them to do more.
He appealed to the people to remain calm as the government, in collaboration with security agencies, would restore peace and stability.
The bandits attacked the villages Saturday night after carrying out similar attacks in some communities in neighboring Shinkafi council, the previous day.