Bandits kill 7 Nigerian policemen, set patrol van ablaze

Gunmen suspected to be bandits have killed seven policemen along the Tofa-Magami Road in the Gusau Local Government Area of Zamfara State.

The incident occurred around 7:00 pm on Monday when the police operatives were patrolling the area.

The bandits were said to have ambushed the police operatives, “killing seven of them and burning their operational vehicle”.

“The whereabouts of some personnel who however escaped the attack are still unknown,” a source also said.

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The police officers were said to have been overpowered by the bandits because of their large number.

It was learnt that the policemen could not call for re-enforcement due to shutdown of telecommunication services in communities outside the state capital.


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