Four police officers dead in Zamfara bandit attack
Armed bandits attacked and killed four police officers serving in Zamfara State’s Bungudu Local Government Area on Monday night.
The officers were said to have set up a checkpoint along the Bungudu-Gusau Road when they were ambushed by armed bandits, who opened fire on them, according to a Channels TV report.
A resident of Bungudu town, Ibrahim Bungudu, said that four of the policemen were killed in the attack and that the bandits also shot a person in Tagero village, located in the Furfuri district of Bungudu Local Government Area.
According to Bungudu, “The bandits ambushed the police along the Gusau-Bungudu road close to Nabature company and killed four. They also rustled many cattle at Tagero village under Furfuri district; one person was shot in the hand in the village.”
Another resident of the town, Usman Bungudu, said the bandits assaulted the policemen while they were on checkpoint duty around midnight, resulting in the deaths of four officers.
Usman Bungudu recounted that the incident happened around 12 a.m. when the policemen mounted a checkpoint along Gusau Road, and then “the bandits just ambushed and shot at them; they ran away after killing four policemen.
Meanwhile, the State police spokesperson, ASP Yazid Abubakar, confirmed the attack during a telephone conversation with Channels Television on Tuesday morning.
However, Abubakar was unable to confirm whether any policemen had lost their lives during the assault and assured that more information would be provided later.
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