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Two police officers shot as suspected thugs attack convoy of PDP Governorship candidate’s wife in Zamfara

 


Two police officers shot as suspected thugs attack convoy of PDP Governorship candidate?s wife in Zamfara

Two police officers in the convoy of Hurriyah Lawal, wife of the Governorship candidate of People’s Democratic party (PDP) in Zamfara state, Dr. Dauda Lawal Dare, were shot and injured when suspected thugs ambushed them. 

 

The incident was said to have happened on Saturday night, February 23, when Mrs Lawal was returning to Gusau, the state capital.

 

Speaking in a Channels TV report, Imran Ahnad, the media aide to Mrs Lawal, however, alleged that the attackers were Zamfara State anti-thuggery operatives.

 

“The convoy of the wife of the Zamfara PDP governorship candidate was just attacked now in Gusau by heavily armed militia, anti-thuggery operatives, with two policemen, shot and civilians injured," he said. 

 

Bakyasuwa said two of the thugs have been arrested and are currently in the custody of the agency.

 

In a statement on Friday at his residence in Gusau, state capital, Dr. Lawal, said that a police inspector and sergeant were shot and are seriously injured during the attack. 

 

According to him, the incident occurred at about 11.30pm when his wife and her entourage were returning from Tudun wada area of Gusau metropolis.

 

“Around 11:30 pm on Thursday, 23/2/2023, my motorcade conveying my wife and her entourage was ambushed by a state-sponsored militia disguised as Anti Thuggery Committee armed to the teeth with guns and other fatal weapons besides A. A Rano filling station, off Sani Abacha way, solely aimed to assassinate me for political reasons,” he said.

 

“During the attack, two of my police security escort, an inspector, and a sergeant alongside five other civilians were shot and are currently receiving treatment at the Federal Medical Center Gusau," 

 

He stressed that the present situation on attacks to their members is very very disturbing and it’s unacceptable. 

 

He called on inspector general of police, Civil Defence and other security agencies to make a thorough investigation and make sure justice is done.

 

He further called on PDP supporters in the state to remain calm and exercise their civil responsibilities in the state.

 

He also called on Inspector General of Police, Civil Defence and other security agencies to make a thorough investigation and make sure justice is done.

 

He further called on PDP supporters in the state to remain calm and exercise their civil responsibilities in the state.

 

Meanwhile, the Commander of Zamfara State anti-thuggery agency, Bello Bakyasuwa, while speaking on the incident, said that the operatives of the agency were on patrol when they were attacked by some suspected political thugs around 12 am Friday morning.

 

"Yes, our operatives were attacked early hours of Friday, they were on patrol when some thugs with a convoy started shouting “karya ne” (it is a lie) and started shooting at the Anti-thuggery Operatives, we don’t have a choice but to retaliate." he said. 

 

Bakyasuwa said two of the thugs have been arrested and are currently in the custody of the agency. 

 

When asked about the injured policemen, he said, “I am not aware of that."

 


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