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ZAMFARA: Bandits attack Maru, kill DPO, two others

SUSPECTED bandits attacked the headquarters of Maru Local Government of Zamfara State on Saturday night, killing a divisional police officer and two others.

The gunmen who in their numbers stormed Maru, shot sporadically, forcing residents to scamper for safety.

Upon getting the information of the attack, the Divisional Police Officer of the Local Government, Kazeem Raheem, mobilized his men and some local vigilantes to repel the bandits.

However, the DPO, a sergeant named Rabiu Bagobiri and one vigilante official identified as Shehu Chuka, were killed in the process in the counter offensive.

Zamfara State Police Command spokesperson, SP Mohammed Shehu while speaking with Channels Television on telephone said police authorities in the state are currently in Maru for an on-the-spot assessment.

“We are currently in Maru, I will get back to you when we returned to Gusau,” SP Shehu told our correspondent.

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