Zamfara state Police Command said, its operatives have foiled armed bandit attacks in Kware and Nasarawar Maifara communities of Tsafe local government.
Police Spokesperson SP Shehu Muhammad who addressed a press conference on Saturday said, a bandit was killed and (2) AK-47 rifles have been recovered during the operation.
“Police Tactical operatives attached 42 PMF Gusau, on Anti—Banditry Operation at Tsafe, received a distress call that, armed bandits in their large number were sighted heading towards Kwaren Ganuwa village of Tsafe LGA with intent to attack the Community”.
“The Operatives swung into action and mobilized to the scene, where they engaged the hoodlums in an extensive gun duel. Luckily enough, the attack was repelled, one of the bandits was fatally injured while others escaped to the forest with possible gun shot wounds”.
“An AK47 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 eventually fled to the forest and abandoned one AK47 rifle with a magazine”.