Angry Zamfara youths burn down vehicles inside police station; ask officers to hand over arrested bandits

Angry Zamfara youths burn down vehicles inside police station; ask officers to hand over arrested bandits

- Some angry youths in Zamfara attacked a police station

- They demanded that three bandits who were arrested be handed over to them

- The suspects were sneaked out through the backdoor to prevent them from being lynched

Some irate 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 arrested by the army to them.

The Public Relations Officer of the state police command, SP Muhammad Shehu who confirmed the incident to newsmen in Gusau on Sunday said the police station was attacked on Saturday evening.

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Shehu said that the angry youths also burnt down a vehicle and some motorcycles at the station.

He said the three suspects were among the 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 the back fence of the station.

Shehu said, normalcy has been restored, while the suspects have already been handed over to the state police command for further investigation.

The command enjoined members of the public in the state to be law abiding and avoid taking laws into their hands.

NAN reports that over 12,000 internally displaced from 18 communities in Zurmi local government area are currently camped by the state government at some government facilities in Zurmi town.

Meanwhile, suspected bandits have thrown the Umaru Musa Yar’Adua University, Katsina, into mourning after a student of the institution, Muhammad Alaka, was killed by suspected bandits operating along Abuja/Kaduna highway.

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Punch reports that Alaka, who was attacked alongside other passengers along the highway on Thursday, July 19, was killed while returning to his home town, Ilorin, Kwara state, after his examinations. gathers that the student in the English and Literary department of the university, was reportedly shot in the head and died on the spot.

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