The operatives of Zamfara State police command have foiled bandits attack on commuters along Tsafe-Gusau road and neutralized two armed bandits.
Spokesperson of the command, SP Mohammed Shehu, who disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday, January 5, said 22 rounds of live ammunition, one operational motorcycle and two handsets were recovered from the suspects.
“On 4th January, 2022, Police Special Forces deployed along Gusau – Tsafe – Funtua Road, while on routine confidence building patrol recieved a distress call that, armed bandits on seven (7) M/Cyles 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,” the PPRO stated.
“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 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 M/cycle and Two (2) Tecno Handset belonging to the bandits were recovered from the scene.
“The Command 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.” the statement concluded.