The Zamfara State Police Command has confirmed the killing of four policemen by armed bandits on Monday night during an attack in Bungudu Local Government Area of the State.
The officers were said to have mounted a checkpoint along Bungudu-Gusau Road when the armed bandits ambushed and opened fire on them.
The spokesperson for the Zamfara State Police Command, ASP Yazid Abubakar, confirmed the latest attack on Tuesday morning.
A resident of Bungudu town, Ibrahim Bungudu, had earlier said that four of the policemen were killed during the attack.
He said the rampaging bandits also shot one person at Tagero village under the Furfuri district of Bungudu LGA of the State.
Bungudu added that several cattle belonging to residents of Tagero village were also rustled by the bandits.
“The bandits ambushed the police along Gusau-Bungudu road close to Nabature company and killed four. They also rustled many cattle at Tagero village under Furfuri district, one person was shot in the hand in the village,” he said.
Another resident of Bungudu town, Usman Bungudu, also confirmed the attack.
He said the bandits attacked the policemen while on checkpoint duty around midnight and killed four of them.
“The incident happened around 12 am when the policemen mounted a checkpoint along Gusau road. The bandits just ambushed and shot at them; they ran away after killing four policemen,” he stated.