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Bandits’ informant arrested as officers repel attack on Zamfara police station

Bandits’ informant arrested as officers repel attack on Zamfara police station
August 05
09:28 2023

The police command in Zamfara says its officers have repelled an attack by bandits on the divisional police station in Zurmi LGA of the state.

The command said it also arrested a 35-year-old suspected female informant.

Yazid Abubakar, the command’s public relations officer, spoke at a media briefing on Friday in Gusau.

Abubakar said the officers acted on intelligence which suggested that a group of armed bandits was planning to carry out the attack.

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“The police operatives mobilised, confronted the bandits and engaged them in a gun battle which lasted for hours,” he said.

“As a result of this, one of the bandits was neutralised while the others escaped to the bushes, spilling blood on their paths because of the wounds they sustained.

“Police investigation that followed the incident resulted in the arrest of a 35-year-old female suspected to be an informant from Rukudawa village.

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“The suspect confessed that she has been working with bandit kingpin Dankarami Gwaska as his informant and has given her the task of monitoring activities at the police stations for him.

“Two handsets containing bandits’ telephone numbers were recovered from her.”

Abubakar said on July 28, police operatives received intel that armed men were on their way to attack Muslims during Juma’at prayers at Kwata village in Magarya district of the same LGA.

“The police operatives confronted them and succeeded in foiling the attack and the bandits escaped to the bushes,” he said.

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“Two AK47 rifles, four rounds of 7.62mm ammunition and Bajaj motorcycle were recovered at the scene while the command is still pursuing the suspects with a view to arresting and prosecuting them.

“On July 27 at about 1330hrs, police tactical team attached to area command Gusau acted on intelligence that led to the arrest of two suspected bandits and kidnappers terrorizing the Saminaka area in Gusau Metropolis.”

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