Zamfara Police Command Confirms Killing Of 13 Officers


From Maiharaji Altine, Gusau

Zamfara state police command has confirmed the killing of 13 of its personnel.

In a statement, the spokesperson of the command SP Mohammed Shehu said, Bandits ambushed police operatives while responding to a call in an attempt to attack nearby communities.

Shehu said, “13 police personnel paid the supreme price”. 

He maintained that the attack occurred on Sunday at about 1230hrs, when Police Mobile operatives deployed at Kurar Mota village in Bungudu LGA were responding to a distress call with regards to an attempt by  bandits to attack some nearby communities. 

He stated that, the personnel who ran into the ambush exhibited resilience and gallantry by engaging the hoodlums, an effort that deterred the bandits from attacking the communities.

“Unfortunately, 13 personnel paid the supreme price. However, the bandits on their part suffered heavy casualties. 

“A special Anti – Banditry Operations is currently ongoing with a view to tracking down the assailants”. 

“The Commissioner of Police CP Hussaini Rabiu psc, while visiting the injured Police men at the hospital reaffirmed that, today’s unfortunate incident will not discourage the officers and men of the command from discharging their mandate of protecting  lives and properties of the citizens. 

He called on every law abiding citizen to join hands with the security agencies to successfully end the menace. 

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