- Two policemen have lost their lives during a gun battle with some bandits in a Zamfara town
- The incident happened on Sunday, May 23, when the police foiled the bandits' planned attack
- Muhammad Shehu, the police command's spokesman said the bandits also suffered casualties
Suspected bandits have killed at least two policemen during a gun battle on Saturday night, May 23, in Magami town, Gusau local government area of Zamfara state.
The sad incident has been confirmed by the spokesman of the Zamfara state police command, Muhammad Shehu, The Nation reported.
He said the bandits stormed Magami town to attack the community but police operatives moved in, based on intelligence, and engaged them in a gun battle, stated The Cable.
Legit.ng gathers that the criminals also suffered an unspecified number of casualties.
“The attack by the criminals was successfully repelled, while unspecified number of bandits were neutralised with many of them escaped with possible gunshot wounds.
“The Commissioner of Police Hussaini Rabi’u further deployed additional tactical operatives to the area to complement the ongoing bush combing operations aimed at forestalling further attacks on the nearby villages."
Man supplying 450 AK-47 to bandits arrested
Meanwhile, the police in Zamfara state have arrested a gunrunner who specialises in selling guns to bandits and terrorists.
The criminal who is a Nigerien had reportedly sold about 450 AK 47 rifles to bandits and terrorists on the rampage in Nigeria.
He said he has been in business for more than three years and have sold guns to different criminal gangs across the northwest region.
Nigerian soldiers kill 48 bandits, commanders
Mohammed Yerima, the spokesperson of the army made this known in a statement posted on Facebook and seen by Legit.ng on Monday, May 10.
Yerima, a brigadier-general, said troops of 8 Division had earlier launched “Operation Tsare Mutane” following the directives of the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Ibrahim Attahiru.