Gunmen suspected to be bandits have ambushed a police automobile escorting travellers in Zamfara State, killing a police officer within the course of.
SaharaReporters gathered that the police automobile was coming from Dansadau group to Gusau.
Dansadau is about 99 kilometers from the Zamfara State capital, Gusau.
“One of the vehicles which they were escorting broke down. So as they were waiting to give security cover to the driver to fix the vehicle, the bandits opened fire on them, killing one officer,” a supply stated.
Deadly assaults have raged throughout Zamfara State the place bandits have thrived.
Farming and herding communities within the state have lengthy been terrorised by gangs who raid villages, stealing cattle and kidnap residents for ransom.
In 2019, the state authorities entered a peace settlement with the gunmen.
About 15 model new Hilux autos and money presents have been additionally given to leaders of various ‘repentant’ gangs of bandits by the governor in 2020.
Despite all these, communities within the state are nonetheless being attacked and residents kidnapped and killed.