Police kill bandit kingpin, recover arms in Zamfara

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Following the onslaught against bandits and other criminal elements by the Zamfara state Police command to curtail banditry, kidnapping and other heinous crimes in the state, the command weekend killed a notorious bandit in Maradun local government area.

The state Commissioner of Police, CP Abutu Yaro, said in a statement issued by the police spokesman, SP Muhammad Shehu that: “The command in continuation of such kinetic actions against the recalcitrant bandits has succeeded in neutralising a notorious armed bandit kingpin who specialised and has been on the radar of the Police for terrorising the innocent people of Maradun and other neighbouring LGAs of Zamfara state.”

He added that on the 4th April, 2021, operatives attached to Operation Puff Adder II of the command while on confidence building patrol along Tsibiri village, near Sububu forest in Maradun LGA intercepted a group of armed bandits who were believed to be on attack mission to the village.

“On sighting the Police operatives, they engaged them in a gun duel. As a result, one of the bandits was gunned down while other bandits fled into the forest with possible gunshot wounds.”

He said in the course of profiling the scene, an Ak 47 rifle with breech no. Ak 103- 2051361627 and one magazine containing four rounds of live ammunition, one operational motorcycle and a bag containing bundle of charms and set of Military Camouflage uniform were recovered.

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