Zamfara: Bandits kill seven policemen, set patrol vehicle ablaze


Seven police personnel were reported to have been killed by suspected bandits in Zamfara state.
The police personnel were said to have been ambushed along the Tofa-Magami Road, Gusau Local Government Area of the state. An indigene of the area, Salisu Sani, told The PUNCH that the incident occurred about 6pm on Monday when the police personnel went to the area on patrol.
Sani said, “The bandits ambushed the police personnel, killed seven of them and set their operational vehicle ablaze.”
He said the bandits who were in large number engaged the police operatives in a gun battle, as a result of which seven of the police personnel were killed on the spot.
“I saw their dead bodies being evacuated to Gusau,” said
The spokesperson of the Yarima Bakura Specialist Hospital, Gusau, Awwal Ruwan-Doruwa confirmed that seven corses of the slain police operatives were brought to the hospital.
The spokesman of the state police command, Mohammed Shehu could not be reached as he did not respond to telephone calls.


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