- officer ambushed in Kura Mota village in Bungudu LG.
Thirteen Mobile police officers have been shot dead in Zamfara State, Standard Gazette has learned.
The officers were ambushed in Kura Mota village in Bungudu local government area of Zamfara state by suspected gunmen on Sunday evening.
The police personnel on a special duty were drawn from MOPO 16 in Ogun state and MOPO 20 in Lagos.
Standard Gazette crime correspondent Festus Alenkhe gathered that the mobile Policemen were on a routine patrol in the area as part of efforts to checkmate the activities of bandits that have been terrorising the state.
During the patrol, an unexpected number of gunmen opened fire at the police patrol van and killed thirteen of the officers.
No group in the area has claimed responsibility, just as the police authority is yet to make any statement.
The remains of the slain policemen have been deposited in the mortuary for further details.©Standard Gazette, 2021. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s publisher is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Standard Gazette with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.