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Two killed as police foil bandits’ attack on Zamfara community

Two killed as police foil bandits’ attack on Zamfara community
January 05
20:30 2022

The Zamfara police command says its operatives have foiled an attempt to abduct commuters along Tsafe-Gusau road in the state.

Mohammed Shehu, police spokesperson in the state, disclosed the development on Wednesday at a media briefing.

Shehu said police operatives were immediately deployed to the location following a distress call that bandits were sighted on motorcycles with weapons around the area.

According to him, following the intervention of the police, two of the suspects sustained fatal injuries while the rest fled the location with gunshot wounds.


“On 4th of 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 motorcycles with sophisticated weapons were sighted coming to attack some communities, block the road and kidnap innocent commuters and proceed to their enclave at Mutu forest under Tsafe LGA,” Shehu said.

“On receiving the distress, the police operatives swung into action and mobilised to the bandits’ location where a serious gun battle ensued.

“The police operatives successfully dislodged the hoodlums, and as result, two bandits were fatally injured while others escaped with possible gunshot wounds.


“Exhibits recovered include 22 rounds of live ammunition, one operational motorcycle and two Tecno handsets belonging to the bandits.”

He commended residents for their support to the police and other security agencies in the state.


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