Zamfara State Police Command has, foiled a banditry attack in Kwaren Ganuwa Village of Tsafe Local Government Area of the state, and recovered two AK-47 rifles.
Speaking to newsmen in Gusau on Saturday, the spokesperson for the command, SP Mohammed Shehu, said the police tactical operatives attached to 42 PMF Gusau, had received a call, that armed bandits were sighted heading towards Kwaren Ganuwa Village of Tsafe LGA; With intent to attack the community.
He said, “On receiving the information, the operatives swung into action; and mobilized to the scene where they engaged the hoodlums to an extensive, gun duel.
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“Luckily, the attack was, repelled; One of the bandits was, fatally injured while others escaped to, the forest with, gunshot wounds.
“An AK-47 rifle was, recovered at the scene.
“In the same vein, DPO Tsafe and, his team, while on confidence-building patrol; along Nasarawar Maifara Village had, an encounter with some group of bandits; who ran to the forest and abandoned one; AK-47 rifle.”
Similarly, the command also smashed, a motorcycle-snatching syndicate; arrested one suspect, and, recovered a motorcycle.
He said: “On 23rd March 2022, at about 2100hrs, the suspect conspired with his partners in crime now, at large… hired Okada Rider, Adamu Bello ‘M’, of Rawuyya Village in Gusau LGA, to transport him from Unguwar Gwaza area to an unknown destination within, Gusau.
Suspects escaped to an unknown destination
“On reaching Unguwar Gwaza cemetery, two other suspects, Zakari Hassan and Bashir Shehu, now at large, intercepted the victim and; Knocked him down with an iron.
“Police operatives, on receiving the report, swung into action and, arrested one of the suspects, Rilwanu Ahmed, and recovered the motorcycle while; The two other suspects escaped to an unknown destination.
“The victim was, rushed to Yariman Bakura Specialist Hospital, Gusau, where he is, currently receiving treatment.”
Moreover, Shehu said, the Commissioner of Police, CP Ayuba N. Elkanah, had reaffirmed the commitment of officers and, men of the command to; discharge their duties in, accordance with, professional ethics as well as other constitutional provisions.
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Furthermore, the Commissioner said, the achievements being, showcased were, part of the belief, confidence, and trust, they had, in the Inspector-General of Police, IGP Alkali Usman Baba… his untiring effort to improve the welfare of Police personnel in the state.
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Meanwhile, Elkanah called on the public to, acknowledge the effort, of the Police; as well as other security agencies in combating insurgency in Zamfara … continue to pray for the sustenance of peace, and tranquillity in the state, and Nigeria, as a whole.