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.
“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.
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.
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.