Bandits block Zamfara highway after attacking police station and stealing phones of police officers

A police station in Magami community of Gusau, Zamfara state was on Tuesday October 25, attacked by bandits who also stole the phones of police officers on duty.

Premium Times reported that the gunmen arrived in the community around 3:40 pm and went straight to the police outpost. 

A local journalist, Abdul Balarabe, said the attack was possibly the terrorists’ way of sending a clear message to security agencies in the state.

Balarabe said; 

“From what I’ve learnt so far, the terrorists didn’t hurt any of the policemen they found at the counter but only collected their phones and other valuables and made some threats.”

It was also learnt that after collecting the phones of the police officers, the terrorists shot into the air, causing commotion before they went back into the bush.

The Nation also reported that some bandits attacked the Funtua-Gusau highway in the state on same Tuesday.

Balarabe further revealed that a commuter was shot twice in the leg when the driver of the vehicle he was travelling in refused to stop after being ordered to by gunmen.

He added; 

“Around 1pm today (Tuesday), the terrorists came out in large numbers and blocked the road. The person shot was in a vehicle that refused to stop.” 

The journalist added that when soldiers arrived at the scene and cleared the road, the terrorists escaped through a bush path and blocked Wanzamai to Yankara for over 30 minutes.

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