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Bandits launch attack on Zamfara communities, repelled by police

“The operatives responded promptly and moved to the location with a view of repelling the attack. A serious gun battle ensued between the bandits and the operatives.”

• November 17, 2022
Armed police men and Bandits
Armed police officers and Bandits

The police command in Zamfara says its tactical operatives team foiled bandits’ planned attacks on some communities in Dansadau Emirate in the Maru local government area of the state.

This is contained in a statement on Wednesday in Gusau by police spokesman Muhammad Shehu, revealing that between November 11 and 14, police tactical operatives deployed to some locations prone to bandits attacks in Dansadau emirate received a distress call about bandits’ plan to attack the communities.

“The operatives responded promptly and moved to the location with a view of repelling the attack. A serious gun battle ensued between the bandits and the operatives, which forced the hoodlums to flee into the forest with possible gunshot wounds,” said the police statement.

It added that two AK-47 rifles with 35 rounds of live ammunition and charms belonging to the bandits were seized. The police stated that 16 suspects had been arrested.

“The command’s new crime-fighting strategy is yielding positive results as it is currently curtailing the lingering insecurity bedevilling the state. Two suspects were arrested for kidnapping and rustling in some parts of Bukkuyum and Gusau LGAs,” the police explained. “The command also succeeded in the arrest of the bandits’ kingpin of Kwatarkwashi town in Bungudu LGA.”

According to the police, a suspected bandit kingpin terrorising villages in Tsafe LGA and the outskirts of Gusau has also been apprehended by the joint police and vigilance team on Anka Bukkuyum Road. 


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