- A bandit has been sent to the grave, thanks to men of the Nigeria Police Force
- The criminal was the leader of a bandit group in Zamfara state
- According to report, the bandits were on their way to attack a community when they were intercepted
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Another criminal has been eliminated from Nigeria according to the Zamfara police command.
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, The Cable reports.
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, TVC added.
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 was revealed by the state government.
According to Ibrahim Dosara, the commissioner of information, 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.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that President Muhammadu Buhari will not sit and watch while bandits, kidnappers and their sponsors continue to cause mayhem. He has therefore ordered the service chiefs and other security and intelligence coordinators of the nation to mark and take them out.
National Security Adviser (NSA), Major-General Babagana Monguno, disclosed this after a security meeting, chaired by the Nigerian president in the State House, Abuja.