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Police officer, 7 villagers killed as gunmen attack Zurmi headquarters in Zamfara

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Police officer, 7 villagers killed as gunmen attack Zurmi headquarters in Zamfara

Armed terrorists have launched an attack on the divisional headquarters of the Nigeria Police Force in Zurmi town, the headquarters of the Zurmi Local Government Area of Zamfara State.

Neptune Prime gathered that the bandits invaded the town on Sunday evening, killing seven persons including a police officer.

An indigene of the town, Babangida Zurmi, told Channels Television that he was yet to speak with any of his relatives as of 9:45pm because most of their numbers were switched off.

“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,” he said.

Another source said the bandits attacked the town with a mission to revenge the killing of two persons by local vigilante in the area.

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He said several shops were burnt down and the divisional headquarters of the police in Zurmi was also destroyed.

Similarly, another bandit group operating in the Maradun Local Government Area of the state recently killed four persons and abducted several others.

According to sources, the four persons were killed when the gunmen opened fire on the farmers clearing bushes along the road.

The spokesperson for the police in Zamfara State, Yazid Abubakar, confirmed the attack to newsmen, saying he was still gathering information on the attack on the Divisional headquarters of the police in Zurmi town.

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