Many Dead As Police Clash With Bandits In Fierce Gunfight In Zamfara
Incnews247 – Five security operatives have been killed in a fierce gun battle with bandits in Gora Namaye community in Maradun Local Government Area of Zamfara State.
Incnews247 reports that the security operatives killed include four policemen and an NSCDC officer.
Confirming the clash, the state police command through its spokesman, SP Muhammad Shehu, disclosed that several bandits, who had blocked Gusau -Sokoto highway, had been neutralised.
“The Zamfara State Police Command has succeeded in repelling an armed robbery attack by large number of suspected armed bandits along Gusau – Sokoto Road, near Dogon Karfe in Bakura LGA,” he 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.
“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 clear for motorists and other road users with rigorous confidence building patrol being intensified to avert further road blockage elsewhere. However, bush combing of the surrounding forest is being conducted by combined Police Tactical operatives including Police Special Forces.”