Suspected bandits have attacked a team of policemen in Zonai village in Magami district, Gusau Local Government Area of Zamfara State, killing at least seven officers.
Sources say the incident, which occurred on Tuesday, left residents in panic over fear of attack on the community.
According to residents, the officers were returning from duty where they had mounted, a checkpoint near Zonai village along Gusau-Magami-Dansadau following frequent attacks on the community, when the bandits struck.
Zamfara, like most states in the north-west, has been ravaged by the activities of bandits and Fulani militia in recent years.
Government’s move to restrict telecom services in the region has done little to curtail the attacks.