Zamfara police neutralizes 3 bandits, recover arms
From Adam Muh’d, Gusau.
The Zamfara state police command has neutralized three terrorists bandits during gand duel in two different locations in the state.
The newly deployed commissioner of police in the state Muhammad Bunu has said at a press conference in his office.
According to him, on the 3rd May, 2023 at about 1430hrs, a team of Police operatives attached to Anti-Violence Squad while on surveillance patrol along Gusau – Tsafe road at Gidan Giye village in Tsafe LGA intercepted bandits on three motorcycles each carrying three persons.
“On sighting the Police, the bandits engaged them in a gun duel which lasted for an hour”. He said.
He further revealed that during the encounter, the Anti-Violence Squad neutralized two of the bandits and recovered One AK-49 rifle and one Pump action Gun while other bandits escaped with possible gunshots wounds.
The commissioner further hinted that On 4th May, 2023 at about 1410hrs, Police Tactical operatives received a distress call that two armed men suspected to be bandits attacked one Abdullahi Na’ibi of Yardadi Village via Rini District of Bakura LGA of Zamfara State while on his way to Bakura Town.
“On receiving the report, the DPO swiftly mobilized and led a striking force of the division, trailed the bandits and caught up with them at Yardadi Village”.
“Upon sighting the Police, the bandits engaged them in Gun duel where the gallant Policemen retaliated with superior fire as a result of that, one of the bandits was neutralized while the other retreated and ran into the bush with gunshot wounds”.
He said one AK-103-2 rifle with one empty magazine were recovered while the victim was rescued and taken to the General Hospital Talata Mafara for medical attention.
The police commissioner then appealed to people of the state to always report any strange movement within their domain to security agencies for urgent action.
“I want to assure the good people of the state that, the police under my watch will discharge its responsibilities in line with professional ethics of the force with justice and equity to all. Human rights violations, corrupt practices and other unprofessional conducts will not be tolerated”.