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Security Operatives Repel Bandits’ Attack On Zamfara Community, Neutralize One

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…As Others Escape With Bullet Wounds

By Daniel Dafe

Police Tactical Operatives in collaboration with other security agencies have repelled an attack on Shinkafi town in Zamfara state.

The police in a statement signed by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), in the state, SP Mohammed Shehu ANIPR, said the bandits came in their hundreds with intent to attack the innocent people of the area.

The statement added: “The bandits who were from the camp of a notorious bandits kingpin, “TURJI” were heavily engaged in a gun duel by the Joint security forces stationed in Shinkafi to safeguard the lives and properties of the Communities.”

Continuing, the police said that “at the end of the gun battle that lasted for hours, one of the bandits was fatally injured, while others escaped with possible bullet wounds.”

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Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police CP Ayuba N Elkanah psc+ has directed the immediate deployment of more security operatives to complement the existing security arrangements, that will curtail any further attack by the bandits.

The Commissioner of Police further commended the resilience of the operatives and charged them to sustain the tempo so that the state can be adequately protected.

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