By Jibril Almustapha
The Zamfara State police command has recovered AK-49 and AK-103-2 gun rifles as well as one pump action gun in Tsafe and Bakura Local Government Areas respectively and killed 3 bandits during operations.
This was made known by the Zamfara State Commissioner of Police, Mohammed Bunu, during a press briefing held today (Tuesday) at the command’s conference Hall in Gusau the state capital.
He explained that, “On the 3rd day of May, 2023 at about 2:30 PM, a team of Police operatives attached to Anti-Violence Squad while on surveillance patrol along Gusau-Tsafe road at Gidan Giye village in Tsafe LGA intercepted bandits on three motorcycles each carrying three persons. On sighting the Police, the bandits engaged them in a gun duel which lasted for an hour
“However, due to superior fighting power, the Anti-Violence Squad neutralized two of the bandits and recovered one AK-49 rifle and one pump action gun while other bandits escaped with possible gunshots wounds.”
Similarly, the police tactical operatives in the state also recovered one AK-103-2 rifle with one empty magazine. While confirming the development, CP Mohammed Bunu explained that, “On the 4th day of May, 2023 at about 02:10 PM, Police Tactical Operatives received a distress call that two armed men suspected to be bandits attacked one Abdullahi Na’ibi of Yar-Dadi village via Rini District of Bakura Local Government Area of Zamfara State while on his way to Bakura town.
“On receiving the report, the Divisional Police Officer (of the area) swiftly mobilized and led a striking force of the division, trailed the bandits and caught up with them at Yardadi village. Upon sighting the Police, the bandits engaged them in gun duel where the gallant policemen retaliated with superior fire. As a result of that, one of the bandits was neutralized while the other retreated and ran into the bush with gunshot wounds.
“One AK-103-2 rifle with one empty magazine was recovered.” CP Bunu added.