Bello Matawalle, the governor of Zamfara State, has expressed outrage over the assassination of 13 police officers by suspected bandits, condemning the act and vowing to seek justice.
The officers were killed at a mobile camp in the Kurar Mota hamlet of the state’s Bagudu Local Government Area.
The governor’s reaction is contained in a statement by Malam Yusuf Idris, Director-General, Media, Public Enlightenment and Communications, Government House, Gusau.
The statement said Matawalle expressed “devastation“ when he visited seven injured police officers who were receiving treatment at the Yariman Bakura Specialist Hospital, Gusau.
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“It was on receipt of the news of the unfortunate incident that the Governor immediately rushed to the hospital to sympathise with those currently receiving treatment at the facility.
“While lamenting the attack, Matawalle promised to partner with other security agencies in the state to track down the attackers and all their sponsors and collaborators with a view to bringing them to justice.
“The police officers were ambushed at a mobile police camp set up as part of the measures taken by the government to fight bandits in the state.
“Matawalle, who was highly devastated by the sad incident, said the troops are doing very well at the war front … and had decimated the number of insurgents in the area,” the statement said.
It said the Governor would make the attack his major priority until the perpetrators are apprehended or a good level of success made towards their arrest.