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Zamfara State: Bandits Gun Down Policemen




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Bandits have killed three policemen in an attack on a checkpoint in the Tsafe local government area of Zamfara State.

Naija News learnt that the incident happened while the policemen were conducting stop-and-search operations along the Funtua-Gudau Highway when the bandits struck.

A source, who spoke with Daily Trust on the incident, said, “Three Policemen were said to have been killed while the driver of the police patrol van and five other Policemen ran into the bush for safety.

“While the driver was later found unconscious in the bush and rushed to Tsafe General Hospital, the whereabouts of the remaining five Policemen could not be ascertained.


“The police driver is currently receiving medical attention at the hospital. The man was still unconscious at the time I went to the hospital. He could not sit properly.”

The source added that the checkpoint which is located less than 2 kilometres away from Tsafe town was attacked around 1 pm.

He further stated, “We learnt that the bandits kept their motorbikes in the nearby farms away from the checkpoint and then trek to the location and killed three of them.”


Another source said, “I passed them a few minutes before the unfortunate attack. The incident occurred 30 minutes after I passed the checkpoint.”

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