SUSPECTED armed bandits have killed 13 Policemen and three others in an attack on Kurar Mota community in Bungudu Local Government Area of Zamfara State.
Residents said the bandits had earlier attempted to invade Magami, a community near 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, 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 unknown to them that, the bandits were hiding in the bush and this lead to an attack killing 13 of the Mobile Police and injuring 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.
At press time, the Spokesperson of Zamfara State Police Command, SP Muhammad Shehu promised to supply details later.
Meanwhile, Zamfara residents have narrated their ordeal in the hands of suspected bandits
42 years old Rashidat Aminu said she list her husband and four children to banditry in the state.