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POLICE NEUTRALIZE ARMED BANDITS KINGPIN IN ZAMFARA

In continuation of the kinetic actions against the recalcitrant bandits in Zamfara State, operatives attached to the operation Puff Adder of the State Police Command have Succeeded in neutralising a notorious armed bandits’ kingpin who has been on the radar of the Police for terrorising innocent people especially in Maradun Local Government Area of the State.

A statement issued by the police Public Relations Officer of the Command, SP Shehu Muhammad says while on a confidence building patrol in the area, the operatives intercepted a group of armed bandits believed to be on an attack mission to a nearby village.

The Statement says the exchange of fire between the Police and the bandits resulted in the killing of one of the assailants while some others escaped with possible gun shot wounds.

In the course of profiling the scene, an Ak 47 rifle and one Magazine containing four rounds of live ammunitions, one operational Motorcycle and a bag containing assorted charms and a set of Military Camouflage uniform were recovered.

The Statement reiterates the unwaivering commitment of the command to continue with the ongoing operations against the unrepentant bandits, aimed at ridding the state of criminal elements.

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