Zamfara police command said it has repelled various armed bandit attacks along Shinkafi, Tsafe and Bukkuyum local government areas of the state.
According to SP Shehu exhibits recovered from the suspects include (1) AK49 RIFLES, (2) AK-47 rifles, (1) Lar Rifle and (1) number of cutlass as well as a number of charms.
“Police Tactical Operatives of the Command while on rigorous patrol in some trouble locations in Tsafe, Bukkuyum and Shinkafi LGAs received series of distress calls from communities on plan by bandits to attack their villages”.
“In response to the distress calls, according to Shehu, the operatives succeeded in repelling most of the planned attacks were serious exchange of fire between the bandits and the Police operatives ensued, forcing the bandits to flee with possible gunshot wounds sustained”.
During a search at the scene, the above-mentioned arms and other exhibits belonging to the bandits were recovered.
Normalcy had since been restored in the areas, while confidence building patrol is being sustained.