Pandemonium on Sokoto-Gusau road as passengers scamper to escape bandits attack


From Maiharaji Altine Gusau
There was pandemonium on Sokoto-Gusau road when bandits who were in large number blocked the road in an attempt to kidnap and rob travellers.

 Analyzer News has gathered that, there was a traffic jam along the road on Sunday afternoon following the presence of the bandits.

One of the passengers Malam Ibrahim Mohammed informed The Analyzer News that, many passengers were running helterskelter because the road was blocked by the bandis who were carrying sophisticated weapons.

“Many of us ran into the bush as there was no way a vehicle could make a U-turn or move forward, while others who could not ran resorted to prayers to seek for divine intervention”. Said Mohammed.

The attack was however repelled by the Zamfara State Police command as stated by the Command’s public relations officer SP Mohammed Shehu in a press.
an armed robbery attack by large number of suspected armed bandits along Gusau – Sokoto Road, near Dogon Karfe in Bakura LGA. 

Shehu said, the  attack which was planned to rob innocent commuters of their valuables  was gallantly foiled by Police Tactical operatives deployed to safeguard the road against any invasion by criminal elements.

He said, “At the end of the gun battle that lasted for hours, many bandits were fatally injured with some of them believed to have escaped with gun injuries”.

“They however managed to evacuate the corpses due to their large number that was believed to be around 200”.

“The road is now cleared for motorists and other road users with rigorous confidence building patrol being intensfied to avert  further road blockage elsewhere”.

 Shehu maintained that the bush combing of the sarrounding forest wass being conducted by combined Police Tactical operatives including Police Special Forces. 

He said that, the  command was commitment to safeguarding the lives and properties of the citizens, calling on the people of the state to go about their normal businesses. 

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