Operatives of the Zamfara State Police Command have thwarted a banditry attack in Kwaren Ganuwa Village of Tsafe Local Government Area of the state and in the process recovered two AK-47 rifles.

Mohammed Shehu, Zamfara Police spokesperson while speaking to newsmen in Gusau the state capital, said 42 PMF Gusau police tactical operatives received a call that armed bandits were sighted heading towards Kwaren Ganuwa Village of Tsafe LGA with intent to attack the community, and swung into action.

In his words:

“On receiving the information, the operatives swung into action and mobilized to the scene where they engaged the hoodlums to 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 gunshot wounds.

“An AK-47 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 ran to the forest and abandoned one AK-47 rifle.”

In a similar vein, the State Police command smashed a motorcycle-snatching syndicate, arresting one, while also recovering a motorcycle.

He said, “On 23rd March 2022, at about 2100hrs, the suspect conspired with his partners in crime now at large, and hired Okada Rider, Adamu Bello ‘M’ of Rawuyya Village in Gusau LGA, to transport him from Unguwar Gwaza area to an unknown destination within Gusau.

“On reaching Unguwar Gwaza cemetery, two other suspects, Zakari Hassan and Bashir Shehu, now at large, intercepted the victim and knocked him down with an iron.

“Police operatives, on receiving the report, swung into action and arrested one of the suspects, Rilwanu Ahmed, and recovered the motorcycle while the two other suspects escaped to an unknown destination.

“The victim was rushed to Yariman Bakura Specialist Hospital, Gusau, where he is currently receiving treatment.”