Zamfara State Police Command urged Media to always balance their stories before going to Press.

This was contained in a Press Release signed by the Police Public Relations officer, PPRO, SP Mohammed Shehu who reputed a report published by an online news medium which alleged killing of 20 security operatives, saying the story was untrue.

SP Mohammed enjoined media organizations to verify stories from relevant authorities before dissemination them to avoid misleading the general public.

The PPRO explained that, their was an encounter between joint Police/Civil Defence operatives and a large number of bandits who ambushed the operatives along Kaura Namoda – Shinkafi Road were many bandits were neutralized while others escaped with possible Gunshot wounds.

However, he lamented that, during the Gun duel which lasted for hours, a Police and 2 Civil defence operatives paid the supreme price.

According to him, the Commissioner of Police Zamfara State Command, CP Ayuba N Elkana has deployed Police Tactical operatives to the area for reinforcement and reiterated the command’s continues commitment as well as resilience of the police to rid the state of all forms of criminal activities.