A mobile policeman attached to the Maru Police Division has been killed in an attack on the Ruwandoruwa community of Maru Local Government Area of Zamfara State by armed bandits.
The bandits also abducted 15 persons, including the wife of a monarch in the community.
According to reports, the assault happened early around 12:30 am on Monday.
The assailants unleashed gunfire indiscriminately after they stormed the community, killing the mobile policeman, who was fatally shot in front of the district head’s residence while attempting to defend the house.
After a failed attempt to kidnap the district head, who was nowhere to be found, his wife was abducted.
The bandits were yet to contact the community for ransom regarding the abducted persons.
Meanwhile, the Zamfara State Police Command was yet to comment on the incident as at press time.