By Muhammadu Sabiu
An unspecified number of mobile police officers have on Sunday been gruesomely killed by suspected bandits at Ƙurar Mota frontline base in Zamfara State.
Confirming the death of the officers via his Facebook account, Governor Matawalle’s Senior Special Assistant, SSA (New Media), Ibrahim Bello Zauma, said the governor had to cancel a meeting he scheduled to have with some political figures in the state.
His statement reads, “Governor Bello Matawalle has just cancelled his scheduled political meeting in commiseration of the death of our gallant MOPOL officers at Kurar Mota frontline base. He visits the injured at the Yariman Bakura Hospital. The Governor is shocked over the bandits’ incursion, which claimed the lives of the police officers. May the souls of those who fell rest in peace.”
However, details of how the police officers got killed have not emerged.
In recent years, Zamfara State, alongside other northwestern states, has been hit hard and ravaged by the gruesome activities of bandits and kidnappers, as so far, a large number of people have been violently killed and kidnapped.