Youths Attack Police Station In Zamfara
Some youths in Zurmi town, Zurmi local government area of Zamfara attacked the community police station demanding that officers should hand over the three suspected bandits in their custody.
The Public Relations Officer of the state police command, SP Muhammad Shehu who confirmed the incident to newsmen in Gusau on Sunday said the angry youths burnt down a vehicle and some motorcycles at the station.
He said the three suspects were among bandits who attacked villages in Mashema District of Zurmi local government area on July 24.
Shehu said when the news of the arrest of the suspects filtered into the town, some irate youths mobilised themselves to the Police station.
He said the Divisional Police Officer of Zurmi local government area and other policemen at the police station escaped with the suspects through a back fence.
Shehu said, normalcy has been restored, while the suspects have already been handed over to the state police command.
Over 12,000 people were displaced and more than 50 killed from 18 communities in Zurmi local government, when the bandits attacked on June 24.