Police Rage Over Loss of 13 Personnel in Zamfara, Begin Manhunt of Bandits
The Zamfara State Police Command has reaffirmed its commitment and determination to sustain its ongoing operations against the activities of recalcitrant bandits and other criminal elements in the State. The command also launched a manhunt against armed bandits that ambushed Police operatives in Kurar Mota village of Bungudu LGA.
The attack occurred on Sunday at about 1230hrs, when Police Mobile operatives deployed at Kurar Mota village in Bungudu LGA were responding to a distress call with regards to an attempt by bandits to attack some nearby communities.
The personnel who ran into the ambush exhibited resilience and gallantry by engaging the hoodlums, an effort that deterred the bandits from attacking the communities. Unfortunately, 13 personnel paid the supreme price. However, the bandits on their part suffered heavy casualties.
A special Anti – Banditry Operations is currently ongoing with a view to track down the assailants. The Commissioner of Police CP Hussaini Rabiu psc, while visiting the injured Police men at the hospital reaffirmed that, today’s unfortunate incident will not discourage the officers and men of the command from discharging their mandate of protecting lives and properties of the citizens.
He called on every law abiding citizen to join hands with the security agencies to successfully end the menace.
SP Mohammed Shehu ANIPR,
For :- Commissioner of Police,
Zamfara State Command