Bandits kill 13 policemen in Zamfara State ambush

The Zamfara State Police Command has confirmed the killing of 13 policemen in an ambush by bandits.

The confirmation was contained in a statement by the spokesperson for the command, SP Mohammed Shehu.

In the statement on Sunday, Shehu said the bandits “ambushed the policemen while responding to a call on an attempt to attack nearby communities, 13 personnel paid the supreme price”.

He said the attack occurred on Sunday around 12:30pm when the policemen were deployed in Kurar Mota village in Bungudu Local Government Area in response to a distress call, adding: “Unfortunately, 13 personnel paid the supreme price. However, the bandits on their part suffered heavy casualties.

“A special Anti-Banditry Operations is currently ongoing with a view to track down the assailants.

“The Commissioner of Police CP Hussaini Rabiu, when he visited the injured policemen at the hospital reaffirmed that the unfortunate incident would not discourage the officers and men of the command from discharging their mandate of protecting lives and properties of the citizens.”
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