By Frank Oshanugor
Operatives of Tactical Unit, Zamfara State Police Command on Tuesday stoutly repelled the simultaneous attacks on Gobirawa, Goes, Rini and Madoti Dankule villages of Maradun and Bakura Local Government Areas respectively by bandits.
At the early hours of Tuesday, the Zamfara State Police Command had received a distress call about simultaneous attacks on Gobirawa, Gora, Rini and Madoti Dankule villages of Maradun and Bakura LGAs respectively. On receipt of the distress call, it was gathered that Tactical Operatives of the Command comprising Puff Adder, Special Forces, PMF and CTU led by the Commander 78 PMF arrived the scenes and engaged the attackers to a gun duel. As a result of the encounter, about 30 hoodlums were neutralised while others escaped to the forest with a possible gun shot wounds.
SECURITYREPORTERS.com gathered that in the course of chasing the assailants out of the villages, the operatives discovered about 10 corpses of the villagers littered at the different theatre of engagements.
As at the time of filling this report, Zamfara State Police spokesman SP Mohammed Shehu said “mop up operation is ongoing with a view to arresting the perpetrators of the dastardly act.”
“Further details of the operation will be communicated in due course,” he added.
Meanwhile the Commissioner of Police, Zamfara State Command, has reiterated his warning to all the recalcitrant armed bandits to either surrender their arms and embrace peace or face the unpredictable consequences. Police operatives of the command are enjoined to defend themselves aggressively in any engagement with bandits and ensure that they dominate the ungoverned spaces on a continuous basis. He further thanked the officers on their resilience.