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Police Avert Attack on Zamfara Community, Kill One Suspect

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The Police in Zamfara said on Tuesday it averted an attempt by gunmen to attack Tangaram community in Anka Local Government Area of the state.

The Police Public Relations Officer of the Command, SP Muhammad Shehu said in a statement made available to newsmen in Gusau that one of the suspects was killed by the police.

“There was attempt by the bandits at

the early hours of Saturday, July 14,

to attack Tangaram community which

was frustrated by the police.

“The command which mobilised a team

of policemen to the scene, engaged the

bandits in gun battle, after which one

was shot dead while others escaped

with various degrees of bullet wounds.

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“One AK 47 rifle with 16 rounds of live ammunition was recovered,’’

he stated, adding that the policemen were

combing the surrounding forest to arrest

the fleeing bandits.

Meanwhile, according to Shehu,

the command also arrested 72

suspected criminals and recovered

73 motorcycles from them.

He said that the police was concerned over the

increase in the use of unregistered motorcycles

by armed bandits to carry out the kidnapping and

other forms of crimes in the state.

“The state police command under the

Commissioner of police, Mr Kenneth Ebrimson

embarked on a massive intelligence-led raid

on some identified criminal hideouts

across the state.

“An operation carried out on Sunday, July 15,

by the command, led to the arrest of the

suspects and recovery of 73 motorcycles from them.

“All the suspects are in the police custody undergoing

interrogation after which they will be charged to

court for prosecution,’’ he said.

He called on members of the public who lost their

motorcycles to criminals either by snatching or theft,

to come to the state police headquarters,

Gusau and claim such.

 

(NAN)

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