Banditry: Bandit Kingpin Killed in Zamfara State

According to report, the bandits were on their way to attack a community when they were intercepted

The eliminated bandit is the leader of a group in the state. He was killed during a patrol by officers attached to operation Puff Adder II.

This was disclosed in a statement issued on Monday by Mohammed Shehu, spokesman of the state police command. He said a motorcycle, a military uniform, and an AK-47 rifle were also recovered during the operation.

Going further, he disclosed how the operatives were able to intercept the criminals. He said the bandits were on their way to attack a community.

During the gunfight that followed, a notorious leader of the gang was killed, while others reportedly fled with “possible” gunshot injuries.

The statement read in part:

“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 a group of armed bandits who were believed to be on attack mission to the village.”

In another report, the number of bandits operating in Zamfara state has been revealed by the state government. This was disclosed by Ibrahim Dosara, the commissioner of Information.

According to him, about 2,619 people have been killed in various attacks by bandits. He said the deaths were recorded in the state between 2011 and 2019. He disclosed this while addressing a press conference on Friday, April 2, in Kaduna state.

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