Gunmen kill three security agents in northwest Nigeria

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Kano, Nigeria

Gunmen have killed three security agents in northwest Nigeria’s Zamfara state, a spokesman said Saturday, in the latest violence in the volatile region.

Around 150 gunmen known locally as bandits ambushed policemen and civil defence officers in Shinkafi district on Thursday, said Ikor Oche, the state’s Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corp spokesman.

“The bandits opened fire on a team of five police and civil defence personnel on patrol at around noon, killing two of our personnel and a policeman,” Oche told AFP.

“The criminals burnt the patrol van along with the body of a civil defence officer who was driving the vehicle,” he said.—APP

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