No fewer than 13 policemen and three others have been killed by gunmen suspected to be bandits in an attack on Kurar Mota community in Bungudu Local Government Area of Zamfara State.
It was gathered that the armed men had earlier attempted to invade Magami, a community located 50km south of Gusau, the Zamfara 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”
“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, when contacted promised to get back to newsmen but had not done so as at the time this report was filed in.