From Maiharaji Altine l, Gusau
Seven police Personnel were killed by gunmen suspected to be bandits along Tofa-Magami road in Gusau local Government area of Zamfara State.
An indigene of the area, Salisu Sani told Analyzer news that the incident occurred about 6pm on monday when the police personnel went to the area on patrol mission.
Sani said “The bandits ambushed the police personnel, killed seven of them and set their operational vehicle ablaze”.
Sani stated that the bandits who were in large number engaged the Police operatives in a gun battle, as a result of which seven of the police personnel were killed on the spot.
“I have seen their dead bodies being evacuated to Gusau”. Said Sani.
The spokesperson of the Yarima Bakura specialist hospital Gusau, Awwal Ruwan-doruwa confirmed that, seven dead bodies of the slain police operatives were brought to the hospital.
Efforts to get comments from the spokesperson of the state police command SP Mohammed Shehu failed, as he didn’t pick up the phone calls after several attempts.