Armed bandits stormed the Nigeria Police Force’s divisional headquarters in Zurmi town, the seat of the Zurmi Local Government Area in Zamfara State, and it is believed that at least seven persons have been killed.

Seven people, including a police officer, were said to have died in the bandits’ Sunday night attack on Zumi.

Native to the town, Babangida Zurmi, informed reporters that as of 9:45 p.m., he had not yet spoken to any of his kin.

“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 attacked the town with a mission to revenge the killing of two persons 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 that he was still gathering information on the Zurmi attack.



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