Some aggrieved policemen almost violently expressed their disenchantment on Zamfara State Governor, Bello Mohammed Matawalle over allegations of negligence, abandonment, and poor welfare.
The incident occurred at Ahmad Sani Yariman Bakura Specialist Hospital, Gusau, when the Governor paid a visit to the mortuary to see the corpses of the 13 police personnel killed by bandits at their formation in Kurar-Mota Village of Bungudu Local Government Area in the State.
The policemen, mostly men of the Mobile Police (MOPOL) kept on hurling abusive words at the governor to the extent that one of them attempted to attack him but was held back by his colleagues.
“After visiting the patients, most of whom are wounded police officers who survived the attack, the Governor moved ahead to the Mortuary but was met there by hordes of aggressive officers,” an eyewitness told PRNigeria.
According to the account of the witness, the police officers complained that they called severally for reinforcement but no one came to their aid, despite the fact that they operated without enough ammunition.
They further accused the governor of neglecting their allowance for over one year despite the fact that they left their families for a long time and nobody is taking care of them.
“They said even having access to their salary is a problem as they are mostly in the bush.
As reported by ionigeria.com, bandits on Sunday killed 13 policemen and three others in an attack on Kurar Mota community in Bungudu Local Government Area of Zamfara State.
The armed men had earlier attempted to invade Magami, a community located 50km south of Gusau, the state capital, but were repelled by soldiers.
“They withdrew after they were overpowered by the soldiers there. They then rode to a community along Magami – Dankurmi – Dangulbi road and killed one person and torched four shops.”
“Thereafter, they moved to Kurar Mota community and attacked the police formation near the township clinic. The criminals then dashed into the forest”