Police Operatives Eliminate 30 Bandits Zamfara
At the early hours of today, the Zamfara State Police Command received a distress call about the ongoing simultaneous attacks on Gobirawa, Gora, Rini and Madoti Dankule villages of Maradun and Bakura LGAs respectively. On receipt of the distress call, Tactical Opeatives of the Command comprising of Puff Adder, Special Forces, PMF and CTU led by the Commander 78 PMF arrived the scenes and engaged the attackers to a gun duel. As a result of the encounter, about 30 hoodlums were neutralised while others escaped to the forest with a possible gun shot wounds.
In the course of chasing the assailants out of the villages, the operatives discovered about 10 corpses of the villagers littered at the different theatre of engagements. Mop up operation is ongoing with a view to arresting the perpetrators of the dastardly act. Further details of the operation will be communicated in due course.
Meanwhile the Commissioner of Police Zamfara State Command has reiterated his warning to all the recalcitrant armed bandits to either surrender their arms and embrace peace or face the unpredictable consequences. Police operatives of the command are enjoined to defend themselves aggressively in any engagement with bandits and ensure that they dominate the ungovern spaces on the continuous basis. He further thanked the officers on their resilience.
SP Mohammed Shehu ANIPR,
For – Commissioner of Police,
Zamfara State Command,