Youths Demand Release Of Arrested Suspected Bandits In Zamfara
The community police station, located in Zurmi town, Zurmi Local Government Area of Zamfara state, was attacked by some angry youths who demanded that officers should hand over the three suspected bandits arrested by the army to them.
Confirming the incident to newsmen in Gusau on Sunday, the state capital, Public Relations Officer of the state police command, Muhammad Shehu, said the police station was attacked on Saturday evening.
He revealed that the angry youths also burnt down a vehicle and some motorcycles at the station.
Speaking further, Shehu stated that the youths mobilized to the police station when they heard the news that three suspects, who were among the bandits who attacked villages in Mashema District of Zurmi local government area on July 24, have been arrested.
The Divisional Police Officer of Zurmi Local Government Area and other police officers at the police station escaped with the suspects through the back fence of the station, he said.
Mr Shehu however disclosed that normalcy has been restored, while the suspects have already been handed over to the state police command for further investigation.
Naija News recalls that President Buhari recently approved the deployment of 1,000 security operatives to fight the activities of bandits in Zamfara state who have been terrorizing various villages and locations within the state.
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