Gunmen invade police station in Zamfara

Unknown gunmen invaded a police station in Kanoma district, Maru Local Government area, Zamfara, on Friday night, causing panic among residents, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.

A witness told NAN that residents of the area ran for cover when they heard gunshots in the town around 9 p.m.

Musa Kanoma, the district head, said upon their arrival, the gunmen headed straight to the police station, firing shots and causing confusion in the area.

“We heard shouts of victory later on but no one could come out, as we did not know whether it was the police or their attackers,’’ he said

When contacted, however, the state Police Command’s Public Relations Officer, DSP Sanusi Amiru, confirmed the attack on the station by the gunmen.

Mr. Amiru, however, said the motive of the attack was not yet known.

He stated that there were exchange of gunfire between the police and the attackers who came in their large numbers.

He said although no policeman was wounded, many of the attackers, who were overpowered by the police, ran away with bullet wounds.

He called on members of the public, especially those in the surrounding villages to report cases of bullet wounds in their areas to the nearest security authorities.



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  • Iskacountryman

    some are procuring arms…

  • Otile

    Before the fraudulent regime of Mohamed Buhari ends Nigeria will divide leaving the yorubas in limbo looking for new country to join. Biafra can stand on their own, South South can stand on their own, good Muslims in the North are ready to break away, but Yorubas have become wimpish.

    Long live Biafra
    Long live the Islamic Caliphate of Arewa
    Death to those who oppose freedom fighters
    Death to Wimps

    • Sunday umah

      You are still deluded that fraud call Biafra died long ago continue deluding and please don’t stop what you are smoking your delusion will take you to early grave I only pity you poor mother you will leave behind in agony.

      • Ngozi

        Yorubas are slave to Hausa Fulani. There were forcefully converted to Islam by fulanis and they are the most unreliable tribe in Nigeria.

      • Otile

        Yoruba slave, face reality. Free Odudwa Republic from the shackles and manacle of Fulani herdsmen. You are not their cattle to be driven around at their whims and caprices. Exorcise them from your lives, enjoy you God given freedom. Cowardice and laziness has doomed you people. Shake off your yoke. Awon Odale.