Two officers killed, several gunmen shot dead as Police operatives repel bandits attack

Police officers attached to Zamfara State Command have killed several bandits, while two of its officers paid the final price.

This was contained in a Police Press Statement released by Image maker for the Command SP Shehu Mohammed from Gusau

The statement said “Yesterday in the night, the Command received a report that bandits in their number stormed Magami town in Gusau LGA with intend to attack the community of the area. The Commissioner of Police, CP Hussaini Rabiu, directed Police Tactical units comprising of PMF/CTU/Special Forces and Operation Puff Adder based in the area to synergise and ensure protection of lives and properties of the people”.

It further said “The Tactical units moved in courageously and engaged the assailants to a gun duel. As a result of the encounter, the attack was successfully repelled, while unspecified number of bandits were neutralised with many of them escaped with possible gun shot wounds”.

According to Sheu “Unfortunately, two of our Police operatives paid the supreme price while defending the innocent members of the communities. No loss of live from the side of the communities”.

The Commissioner of Police further deployed additional tactical operatives to the area to complement the ongoing bush combing operations aimed at forestalling further attacks on the nearby villages.

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