Gunmen suspected to be cattle rustlers have killed two children and set a police station ablaze at Faru, in Maradun Local Government Area of Zamfara State.
An eyewitness said the gunmen numbering over 100, stormed the village on motorbikes, surrounded the village and shot sporadically to disperse people.
A source at the affected village told Channels Television that after the shooting, all the policemen on duty ran for their lives while the police station was set on fire by the criminals.
According to the source, the policemen, who ran away, are yet to be found by the villagers.
The Zamfara State Police Command’s spokesman, Lawal Abdullahi, who confirmed the incident to Channels Television on Monday, said the gunmen did not steal anything from the village, and alleged fears that the burnt Police station and nearby house could be their target.
He added that security operatives had been deployed in the area and disclosed that normalcy had returned to the town and that the missing policemen have been found.