Bandits in Zamfara State have attacked a police outpost in Magami community in Gusau, the state capital, seizing phones of police officers on duty.
Magami is one of the conflict-ravaged communities in Zamfara State. Several residents have fled the community as a result of incessant attacks by terrorists.
A local journalist who reports terror attacks in the state, Abdul Balarabe, said the gunmen stormed the community around 3:40 pm.
Balarabe said after collecting the phones, the terrorists fired sporadic gunshots into the air before running back into the bush.
“Bandits attack Magami Divisional police station under Gusau LGA of Zamfara State, snatch phones and other valuables belonging to the police on duty, they also fired warning shots and escaped. The incident happened today around 3:40pm,” Balarabe said in a tweet.
It was learnt that the bandits stormed the stations with the intention of setting free one of them detained there.
The suspect, it was learnt had been transferred to the state police headquarters by the time they got there.
“They collected the phones of all the officers on duty and that of one of the complainant they met there, but didn’t kill anybody,” a source said.
State Police Public Relations Officer in Zamfara, SP Muhammed Shehu denied the report.
“No such thing happened,” he said.
The PPRO, however, refused to comment further when probed.