It was gathered that the incident occurred around 7:00 pm on Monday when the police operatives were patrolling the area.
Gunmen suspected to be bandits have killed seven policemen along the Tofa-Magami Road in the Gusau Local Government Area of Zamfara State.
The bandits were said to have ambushed the police operatives, “killing seven of them and burning their operational vehicle”.
“The whereabouts of some personnel who however escaped the attack are still unknown,” a source also said.
The police officers were said to have been overpowered by the bandits because of their large number.
It was learned that the policemen could not call for re-enforcement due to the shutdown of telecommunication services in communities outside the state capital.
Magami community is a few kilometers away from the troubled Dansadau area, which is known as one of the hotbeds of banditry in the state.
Deadly attacks have raged across Zamfara state where bandits have thrived.
Farming and herding communities in the state have long been terrorized by gangs who raid villages, steal cattle, and kidnap residents for ransom.
In 2019, the state government entered a peace agreement with the gunmen.
About 15 brand new Hilux vehicles and cash gifts were also given to leaders of different ‘repentant’ gangs of bandits by the governor in 2020.
But despite all these, communities in the state are still being attacked and residents kidnapped and/or killed.