Bandits attack police formation, kill 13 officers in Zamfara

Thirteen policemen and three others have been killed by bandits in an attack on Kurar Mota community in Bungudu Local Government Area of Zamfara State.

WITHIN NIGERIA gathered that the incident occurred on Sunday when the assailants invaded a police formation and gunned down officers on duty.

A residents who identified himself as Kabir Dansada, told Daily Trust 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"

"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," he said.

When contacted by newsmen, the state's Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, SP Muhammad Shehu said he would inquire and revert.

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