Zamfara Police Neutralize Two Gunrunners, Recover arms
From Adam Muh’d, Gusau
The Zamfara state police command has neutralized two gunrunners following extensive gun battle while conveying dangerous weapons to terrorists camp in Zamfara from Taraba state.
The public relations officer of the command SP. Muhammad Shehu stated this while parading the exhibits recovered from them to journalists at the command’s headquarters in Gusau Sunday.
According to him, the neutralized bandits were intercepted by the police along Gummi- Anka road.
SP. Shehu stated that exhibits recovered from the terrorists gunrunners during encounter included, Toyota Corolla vehicle containing three live shells for rockets RPG, three explosive shells, 151 rounds of live ammunition for Ak47 riffle, 200 rounds of live ammunition for anti air craft riffle (AA) and some assorted chams.
“On 7th January 2023, Police Tactical Operatives have successfully neutralised two (2) Gun Runners along GUMMI – ANKA Road following an extensive gun duel that lasted for hours between the Police and the gun runners, while conveying sophisticated arms and ammunition to terrorists camp in Zamfara all the way from Taraba state”.
According to him, the feat was recorded following an Intelligence Information received about the movement of the suspects inside a Toyota Corolla Vehicle containing the above mentioned exhibits from Taraba State en- route terrorists camp in Zamfara State.
He explained that two of the suspects were fatally injured while others escaped to the bush with possible gun shot wounds.
“The injured suspects were taken to Yariman Bakura Specialist Hospital Gusau, and later confirmed dead by the Doctor while on admission”. Said Shehu.
The Commissioner of Police CP Kolo Yusuf assures Police continuous commitment to rid the state of terrorist and other criminal activities for safety, security and peace of Zamfara state.