Police Boo Zamfara Governor After Bandits Killed 13 Colleagues

Some disgruntled Nigerian police officers demonstrated against Zamfara State Governor Bello Matawalle.

They accused the state government of inadequate welfare and incompetence.

In Gusau, the state capital, the incident occurred at the Ahmad Sani Yariman Bakura Specialist Hospital.

Matawalle went to the morgue to see the bodies of the 13 police officers who were killed.

Bandits assassinated personnel at their base in Bungudu Local Government Area’s Kurar-Mota hamlet.

“After seeing the surviving police, the governor proceeded to the mortuary, where he was confronted by swarms of aggressive officers,” according to a witness.

After operating with insufficient ammo, they stated that despite requesting for reinforcement multiple times, no one came to their rescue.

The officers, principally men from the Mobile Police Force (MOPOL), yelled insults at the governor.

One of them tried to attack Matawalle at one point, but was stopped.

The police officers accused the governor of failing to pay their allowance for more than a year.

The operatives also expressed dissatisfaction with their pay because they are primarily stationed in the jungle.

It was learned that Matawalle assured them that their problems would be remedied. He expressed his condolences to the victims’ families as well as the police.

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