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.