Bandits Round Up Police Officers in Zamfara, Seize Their Phones

Rampaging terrorists locally known as bandits raided Magami Divisional Police Station in Zamfara State, where they seized cellphones from officers on duty.

Yusuf Anka, a conflict journalist based in the state disclosed this in a Twitter on Tuesday. According to him, the ambushed area is a few kilometres from Gusau, the capital of Zamfara State.

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“Today, armed bandits invaded Magami community in Gusau,” Anka tweeted. “The bandits went into a police unit, searched the police officers present and seized their possessions. This is taking place in a community located a few kilometres from Gusau, the capital of Zamfara.”

According to Abdul Balarabe, another Zamfara-based journalist, the marauders who invaded the police station around 3:40 pm, seized phones and other valuables belonging to the officers.

Balarabe in a separate tweet stated the bandits killed Alh Muhd Abdu, the village head of Sabon Gida in Magami District of Gusau local council.

“The terrorists entered d town wen d residents were performing d morning prayers, killed 2 including d village head & injured 4. The residents also killed 4 bandits &injured odas [sic],” he disclosed.

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Before the attack on the police outpost, the bandits had earlier blocked Mazagu-Kucheri road along Gusau-Funtua highway, leaving passengers stranded on the road, Balarabe added.

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After failed efforts by the security forces to repel the attack, they (bandits) proceeded to block Wanzamai-Yankara road which is a few kilometres away from the first spot they blocked.

Muhammed Shehu, the spokesman for Zamfara State Police Command was not available for comment. He did not respond to calls, nor a text sent to him.


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