Zamfara State Police Command said its joint effort with members of the vigilante has helped its men in neutralizing ten suspected armed bandits in Hayin Dauda village of Gusau local government area of the state.
Police spokesperson in the state SP Shehu Muhammad said in a statement, “Police tactical operatives deployed to Mada axis in a Joint operation with the Vigilante group of Hayin Daudu village and its environ responded to a distress call received from the Village that, armed bandits in their large number stormed the area with intent to attack the innocent people”
Shehu added that, “the bandits who were armed with sophisticated weapons were heavily engaged to a gun duel by the joint police /vigilante operatives, and as a result of the encounter, ten bandits were neutralized while others escaped with a possible gun shot wounds”.
Shehu said, normalcy has since been restored while police in the area had embarked on what they termed as “confidence building patrol” aimed at forestalling further attack on the people of the communities.
He further said, State Commissioner of Police commended the collaborative efforts of the members of the vigilante and other partners in crime fighting for their resilience and urged them to sustain the tempo.