Suspected bandits have killed at least seven policemen in an ambush near Zonai village in Magami District in Gusau Local Government Area of Zamfara State.
According to sources, the policemen were returning from duty where they mounted a check point near Zonai village along Gusau-Magami-Dansadau Road on Monday when the bandits opened fire on the vehicle conveying them.
“It is a very sad development especially for us in Magami town because the policemen had tremendously helped in stabilising the horrific security situation in this axis.
“In fact, their presence at that checkpoint had boosted the confidence of the travellers to ply that road. Dozens of travellers have been killed or kidnapped along the 50km Gusau-Magami road. It is really sad and tragic,” Halliru, a resident, said.