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Police Confirm Bandits Kill 13 Officers in Zamfara

Police Confirm Bandits Kill 13 Officers in Zamfara

The Zamfara State Police Command on Sunday confirmed the killing of 13 officers, saying it is making efforts to arrest the killers.

In a statement, the spokesperson for the command, SP Mohammed Shehu, said the bandits “ambushed the policemen while responding to a call on an attempt to attack nearby communities, 13 personnel paid the supreme price.”

He said the attack occurred on Sunday around 12.30pm when the men were deployed in Kurar Mota village in the Bungudu Local Government Areas were responding to a distress call.

He stated that, 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, when he visited the injured police men at the hospital reaffirmed that the unfortunate incident would not discourage the officers and men of the command from discharging their mandate of protecting  lives and properties of the citizens.”

 

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Faruk Khalil
Faruk Khalilhttps://nigeriansketch.com/
Khalil Faruk (Deputy Editor-in-Chief), has a Bachelors and Master's degree in Political Science and has worked as a reporter, features editor and Deputy Editor-in-Chief respectively in a leading Nigerian daily. He has undergone trainings in journalism, photo journalism and online journalism within and outside Nigeria.

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