About 150 people killed at the weekend by invading gunmen in Unguwar Galadima village in Maru Local Government Area of Zamfara State have been given a mass burial.
The bodies of the victims were interred on Sunday at a ceremony attended by the state Governor, Alhaji Abdulaziz Yari.
Over 215 persons were said to have been killed in the attack on the people who were holding a meeting of vigilante groups to review the security situation in the area when the gunmen struck.
Speaking at the funeral, Yari, who led a delegation of the state government to the ceremony, expressed shock and sadness over the incident.
He wondered how such a heinous act could happen in broad daylight without any help from the security operatives.
While giving the assurance of his government’s determination to fish out the culprits and bring them to book, Yari also promised that the families of the victims would be compensated to cushion their suffering.