On Sunday, bandits attacked Kurar Mota, a community in Bungudu Local Government Area of Zamfara State, killing 13 policemen and three others.
Residents told our correspondent that the armed men had attempted to invade Magami, a community located 50km south of Gusau, the state capital, but were repulsed by soldiers.
After being overpowered by the soldiers, they withdrew. Afterwards, they rode to a community along the Magami – Dankurmi – Dangulbi road and killed one person and torched four shops.”
After that, they attacked the police formation near the township clinic in Kurar Mota community. The criminals then ran into the forest”
Several police vehicles conveyed the slain officers and injured ones to Gusau this afternoon. A resident identified as Kabir Dansada saw several police vehicles approaching the area.
At the time of filing this report, the spokesman of the state police command SP Muhammad Shehu had not yet responded to our reporter.