Seven police officers have reportedly been killed by armed men suspected to be bandits in Zamfara State.
The incident was said to have happened along Tofa-Magami road in Gusau Local Government Area on Monday evening.
The police officers were said to be on patrol in the area when they were ambushed by the bandits.
According to Channels TV, eyewitnesses said the bandits, numbering about 100, engaged the police operatives in a gun duel before killing seven of them.
The police patrol vehicle was also razed.
Awwal Ruwandoruwa, spokesperson of the Yarima Bakura Specialist Hospital in Gusau, confirmed that seven bodies of the slain police personnel were brought to the hospital.
“They brought in the corpses of seven Nigeria policemen to our facility this morning. We have already deposited the corpses into the mortuary. They sustained gun injuries,” he said.
The incident comes days after three security operatives were killed in the state.