The Zamfara State Police Command has Succeeded in repelling an attack on Yarkala village in Rawayya District of Bungudu local government area by suspected armed bandits .
The Command Public Relation Officer, SP Muhammad Shehu disclosed this in a statement signs and issued to newsmen in Gusau, the state capital.
It stated that, the operatives attached to Operation Puff Adder deployed to Rawayya – Yarkala axis were alerted about the presence of large number of armed bandits who were moving to Yarkala village on an attack mission.
According the statement, the police receive the distress, the operatives quickly mobilised and dislodged the bandits, as a result, they fled back to the forest with possible gun shot wounds.
In the course of mopping up the scene, an AK 47 Rifle with breech and a Magazine containing 10 Rounds of live ammunition belonging to one of the fleeing bandits was recovered and is now in Police custody.
In a related development,the Zamfara State Police Command in Collaboration with the the ministry for Security and Home Affairs have secured the unconditional release of eleven (11) Kidnapped victims abducted by a group of kidnappers and taken to a forest near Gobirawan Chali in Maru local government area of the state
Ten (10) out of the eleven (11) Kidnapped victims are natives of Kyakyaka, Tungar Haki and Gidan Ango villages of Gusau LGA, while the other victim is from Kaduna state respectively.
The release of the kidnapped victims was part of the Ongoing peace process initiated by Governor Bello Matawalle.
All the rescued victims have been debriefed by the Police and later handed over to the Commissioner for Security and Home Affairs who will reunite them with their families while investigation regarding the abduction of the victims has commenced and the outcome will be made public.