From Ibrahim Sidi Muh’d, Gusau
Zamfara State Police Command has succeeded in killing one of the most wanted bandits’ kingpin last Sunday in a gun duel along Tsibiri village near Sububu forest of Maradun local government area of the state.
In a statement by the Zamfara Police Command’s Spokesman, SP Shehu Muhammad, the success was achieved by the team of Operation Puff Adder while on confidence building patrol in Maradun local government area.
“The Command in continuation of such kinetic actions against the recalcitrant bandits has Succeeded in neutralising a notorious armed bandit kingpin who specialised and has been on the radar of the Police for terrorising the innocent people of Maradun and other neighbouring LGAs of Zamfara State”.
“On 4th April, 2021, Operatives attached to Operation Puff Adder II of the command while on confidence building patrol along Tsibiri village, near Sububu forest in Maradun LGA intercepted group of armed bandits who were believed to be on attack mission to the village.
“On sighting the Police operatives, they engaged them in a gun duel which the personnel quickly returned fire. As a result, one of the bandits was gunned down, while other bandits fled into the forest with possible gun shot wounds.
“In the course of profiling the scene, an Ak 47 rifle with breech no. Ak 103- 2051361627 and one Magazine containing Four (4) rounds of live ammunition, one operational Motorcycle and a bag containing bundle of charms and set of Military Camouflage uniform were recovered”, the statement added.