Near Zonai village in Magami district in Gusau Local Government Area of Zamfara State at least seven policemen have been murdered in an ambush by bandits.
An armed gang opened fire on the truck carrying the police officers as they were returning from their duties at a checkpoint in Zonai hamlet on Monday, locals claimed.
For the residents of Magami, this is a very sad occurrence, since the officers had much contributed to stabilizing the harrowingly unstable security situation in this area.
As a result, their presence at the checkpoint had encouraged more people to go along that route. ‘ Fifty kilometers from Gusau to Magami, many of travelers have been slain or abducted. A local identified only as Halliru described the situation as “sad and horrible.”
SP Muhammad Shehu, the spokesperson for the state police command, could not be contacted for comment at the time of this report.
At 8am on Tuesday, the corpses of the dead cops arrived at the Yarimen Bakura Specialist Hospital, according to the hospital’s Public Relations Officer, Awwal Usman Ruwandoruwa.