Abuja, June 14: At least 10 persons have been confirmed killed in a fresh attack by gunmen in Nigeria’s northwest region, according to local police. Many others were wounded when the gunmen attacked two villages in the northern state of Zamfara late Tuesday, Xinhua reported.Also Read - Bride & Groom Flee Wedding Midway as Cops Raid Venue Over Violation of Covid Norms

Zamfara police spokesman Muhammadu Shehu told reporters on Wednesday in the state capital of Gusau that security agents responded swiftly to a distress call by residents of Dutsen-Wake and Oho village in Birnin-Magaji area of Zamfara where the gunmen launched the attack. Also Read - Gujarat Man Says That 'Gang of Ghosts' Have Been Harassing Him, Files Complaint With Police

Shehu said the gunmen, thereafter, fled to Rugu Forest bordering Zamfara with Katsina State in the northwest region. Also Read - Instead of UP Policeman Himself, His Brother-in-law Kept Working as Cop for Years, Here's What Happened Next

The police are closing in on the gunmen, he added.