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Bandits attack Zamfara police station, ‘kill seven’

A clutch of daredevil bandits have reportedly attacked a police station in Zamfara state.

The attack, which happened in Zurmi town, headquarters of Zurmi Local Government Area of the north west State, was said to have claimed seven lives.

According to a report, the bandits attacked the divisional headquarters of the Nigeria Police Force in Zurmi on Sunday evening, among those killed was a police officer.

Babangida Zurmi, an indigene of the town, confirmed the incident to newsmen, he added that he was yet to speak with any of his relatives as of 9:45 pm.

“As we speak now, I can’t get in touch with anybody in the town, their numbers are switched off. That means the bandits are still around. We need help from relevant authorities,” Zumi said.

Another source from the area said the bandits launched the attack to avenge the death of two of them killed by local vigilante in the area.

According to him, several shops were burnt and the divisional headquarters of the police in Zurmi was also razed.

In another turn of events, another set of bandit groups operating in the Maradun Local Government Area killed four persons and abducted several others.

According to sources, the four persons got killed when the bandits opened fire on the people clearing bushes along the road.

The spokesperson for the police in Zamfara State, Yazid Abubakar, confirmed the attack, stating he does have a complete and definite information on the Zurmi attack.

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