The Zamfara State Governor, Bello Matawalle has confirmed that scores of civilians and soldiers lost their lives during a military airstrike against suspected terrorists at Malele and Mutunji communities in the Maru Local Government Areas of the state last Sunday.
The governor, however, did not however disclose the exact number of the people who lost their lives in the incident.
An Airstrike targeted at terrorist elements on Sunday reportedly killed an unspecified number of soldiers and civilians at Mutumji Community in Maru Local Government Area of the State.
Matawalle, in a state broadcast, explained that the security forces were carrying out an onslaught against suspected terrorists who have been terrorizing innocent citizens at Malele and Mutunji communities when the collateral damage occurred.
He sympathised with the families of the victims and soldiers who lost their lives in the service of the fatherland, adding that the state government would support the victims and their families.