On Tuesday, October 25, robbers broke into a police station in the Magami town of Gusau, Zamfara state, and seized the phones from the on-duty police officers.
According to Premium Times, the gunmen entered the neighborhood about 3:40 p.m. and headed straight to the police station.
Abdul Balarabe, a local journalist, claimed that the incident may have been intended as a direct message from the terrorists to the state’s security authorities.
He said, It was also learnt that after collecting the phones of the police officers, the terrorists shot into the air, causing commotion before they went back into the bush.
The Nation also reported that some bandits attacked the Funtua-Gusau highway in the state on same Tuesday.
Balarabe further revealed that a commuter was shot twice in the leg when the driver of the vehicle he was travelling in refused to stop after being ordered to by gunmen.
He added that when soldiers arrived at the scene and cleared the road, the terrorists escaped through a bush path and blocked Wanzamai to Yankara for over 30 minutes.
“From what I’ve learnt so far, the terrorists didn’t hurt any of the policemen they found at the counter but only collected their phones and other valuables and made some threats.”
“Around 1pm today (Tuesday), the terrorists came out in large numbers and blocked the road. The person shot was in a vehicle that refused to stop.”