Leader Of A Bandit Group Killed, AK47 And Army Uniform Recovered In Zamfara

Men of the Operation Puff Adder II have killed the head of a bandit group in Zamfara State. Items recovered such as Ak47, a military uniform and a motorcycle from him.

Confirming this development, the spokesperson of the State Police Command, Mohammed Shehu said that the police operatives intercepted the bandits during their routine patrol on Sunday, April 4. According to him, the bandits were allegedly on route to attack a community.

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He added that leader of the insurgent group who has been wanted by the police was gunned down while others took to their heels with ‘possible’ gunshot injuries.

The statement released reads;

“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,”

“On 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 which the personnel quickly returned fire. As a result, one of the bandits was gunned down, while other bandits fled into the forest with possible gunshot wounds.

“In the course of profiling the scene, an AK-47 rifle with breech no. AK 103- 2051361627 and one magazine containing four (4) rounds of live ammunition, one operational motorcycle, and a bag containing bundle of charms, and a set of military camouflage uniform were recovered.”the statement read

It is no doubt that Zamfara State remains the strong abode of bandits. Recently, 279 students were abducted from Government Girls Science Secondary (GGSS) school in Jangebe however they were released after some time.

Source: Newzandar News.com

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