Brave Police Efforts, Repel attacks on Communities in Zamfara
One of the notorious bandits terrorizing Chali and Gobirawa communities in Maru local government area of Zamfara state has been arrested, when Brave Police effort repelled attacks on communities and also arrested. The bandit, whose name was not given but said to be the son of a bandit kingpin popularly known as Buharin-Daji was arrested by the police.
Mr Kenneth Ebrimson the police boss in Zamfara stated this while parading the suspect in Gusau Tuesday. Ebrimson said there was an attempt by a group of armed bandits to attack the two communities in the early hours of July 23, which was frustrated by the police tactical operation teams. “On receiving the distress call, we quickly mobilised security personnel comprising members of the police counter terrorism unit and police mobile personnel to the scene, “They engaged the bandits in a gun battle which led to injuring and arresting one of the bandits while others fled. “The bandit, Zakoa Buhari was later identified as son of late Buharin-Daji, a notorious bandits kingpin who was killed in April this year, ,
while the other bandits retreated to the bush. “One AK-47 rifle, with two rounds of live ammunition, 77 rounds of 7.62mm live ammunition were recovered from the suspect”, he said. According to CP, the suspect is in police custody assisting with information on the remaining bandits. (NAN)