Bandits Kill Policeman, Abduct District Head’s Wife, 14 Others

Armed bandits have killed a mobile policeman attached to the Maru Police Division in an attack on the Ruwandoruwa community of Maru Local Government Area in Zamfara state.


The bandits also reportedly abducted 15 persons including the wife of the district head of the community

According to a report by ChannelsTV, though the police authorities in the state are yet to comment on the latest attack, a resident of the community Abdullahi Ruwandoruwa confirmed that the assault happened early around 12:30 am on Sunday.

He said the assailants unleashed gunfire indiscriminately after they stormed the community. According to him, a mobile policeman was fatally shot in front of the district head’s residence while attempting to defend the house.

While the bandits initially planned to kidnap the district head, they could not locate him, he added. Consequently, they seized the district head’s wife.

“They found their way to the district head’s house after which they shot a policeman in front of the house,” he said.

“They did not meet the district head at home, but they found his wife and took her away.”

Ruwandoruwa said the bandits are yet to contact the community for ransom regarding the abducted individuals.

Efforts to reach the police spokesperson in the state ASP Yazid Abubakar were unsuccessful as his number was unreachable.

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