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Zamfara: Seven feared killed as bandits attack police division

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No fewer than seven people are feared dead in an attack by armed bandits who invaded the divisional headquarters of the Nigeria Police Force in Zurmi town, headquarters of Zurmi Local Government Area of Zamfara State.

Pmnews.ng gathered that the bandits attacked Zumi on Sunday evening, killing seven persons, including a police officer.

Babangida Zurmi, an indigene of the town, told newsmen that he was yet to speak with any of his relatives as of 9:45 pm.

“As we speak now, I can’t get in touch with anybody in the town, their numbers are switched off. That means the bandits are still around. We need help from relevant authorities,” Zumi said.

Another source from the area said the bandits attacked the town with a mission to revenge the killing of two persons by local vigilante in the area.

According to him, several shops were burnt and the divisional headquarters of the police in Zurmi was also razed.

In another turn of events, another set of bandit groups operating in the Maradun Local Government Area killed four persons and abducted several others.

According to sources, the four persons got killed when the bandits opened fire on the people clearing bushes along the road.

The spokesperson for the police in Zamfara State, Yazid Abubakar, confirmed the attack, stating that he was still gathering information on the Zurmi attack.

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