Zamfara State Police Command said its Operatives alongside Military have successfully repelled Bandits attack on Shinkafi.

In a statement obtained by MEDIA SMARTS NIGERIA from the Police Public Relations Officer of Zamfara State Police Command, SP Shehu Mohammed, said the Bandits were over powered due to superior fighting power by the tactical operatives.

He Explained that, the Police Tactical Operatives in Collaboration with the other security agencies have repelled large number of armed bandits who went to Shinkafi town in their Hundreds with intent to attack the innocent people of the area.

SP Shehu noted that, the bandits who were from the camp of a Notorious bandits leader, popularly known as “TURJI” were heavily engaged in a Gun duel by the Joint security forces stationed in the area kShinkafi) to safeguard the lives and property of the Communities.

A according to the statement, at the end of the Gun battle which lasted for hours, One of the bandits was fatally injured, while others escaped with possible bullet wounds.

The Commissioner of Police CP Ayuba N Elkanah, has directed the immediate deployment of the more security operatives to complement the existing security arrangements, that will curtail any further attack by the bandits.

The Commissioner of Police further commended the resilience of the operatives and charged them to sustain the tempo so that the state can be adequately protected.