By Augustine Ehikioya
In efforts to keep Zamfara State safe, Police officials in the State have prevented bandits attack on commuters on Gusau – Tsafe – Funtua Road.
This was contained in a statement issued on Wednesday by the PPRO, Zamfara State Command, SP Mohammed Shehu, on behalf of the Commissioner of Police.
It was made available to Security Watch Africa (SWA).
The statement disclosed that two armed bandits were neutralised while recoveries included 22 live ammunition, operational motorcycle, and handsets.
It reads “On behalf of the Commissioner of Police, Zamfara State Command, CP Ayuba N. Elkana psc (+), I wish to welcome you to another Press Briefing. On 4th January, 2022, Police Special Forces deployed along Gusau – Tsafe – Funtua Road, while on routine confidence building patrol received a distress call that, armed bandits on seven (7) motorcycles with sophisticated weapons were sighted coming to attack some communities, block the road and kidnap innocent commuters and and proceed to their enclave at Mutu Forest under Tsafe LGA.
“On receiving the distress, the Police operatives swung into action and mobilized to the bandits location where a serious gun battle was ensued.
“The Police operatives successfully dislodged the hoodlums, and as a result, two (2) bandits were fatally injured while others escaped with a possible gun shot wounds.
“Exhibits recovered includes, Twenty two (22) Rounds of live ammunition, one (1) Operational motorccycle and Two (2) Tecno Handset belonging to the bandits were recovered from the scene.”
The Command, the statement said, appreciates the people of Zamfara State for their “unalloyed collaboration and synergy with the Police and other security agencies, and urged them to sustain the tempo.”