Report: Bandits kill 13 policemen in Zamfara ambush


Suspected armed bandits have killed 13 Police officers and three others in an attack on Kurar Mota community in Bungudu Local Government Area of Zamfara State.

Residents informed that the armed men had earlier attempted to invade Magami, a community located 50km south of Gusau, the state capital, but were repelled by soldiers.

“They withdrew after they were overpowered by the Soldiers there. They then rode to a community along Magami – Dankurmi – Dangulbi road and killed one person and torched four shops.”

Thereafter, they moved to Kurar Mota community and attacked the Police formation near the township clinic. The criminals then dashed into the forest”

Another source said, “The Police officers were passing through the area not knowing that, the bandits were hiding in the bush who opened fire, killing 13 of the Mobile Police and injured several others.”

“The slain officers and the injured ones were conveyed to Gusau in a convoy of Police vehicles this afternoon. I saw several Police vehicles move towards the area,” a resident identified as Kabir Dansada, said.

The spokesman of the state police command SP Muhammad Shehu promised to get back to our reporter but had not done so as of the time of filing this report.

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