We’re after the killers of 13 policemen–Police

The Zamfara State Police Command has said they are after the killers of 13 policemen who were killed by bandits at Kurar Mota village of Bungudu Local Government Area of the state.

This was even as it reaffirmed its commitment and determination to sustain its ongoing operations against the activities of recalcitrant bandits and other criminal elements in the state.

A statement issued by the command’s spokesman, SP Mohammed Shehu said, “The command had launched a manhunt against armed bandits that ambushed police operatives in Kurar Mota village of Bungudu LGA.

“The attack occurred on Sunday at about 1230hrs, when police mobile operatives deployed at Kurar Mota village in Bungudu LGA were responding to a distress call with regards to an attempt by bandits to attack some nearby communities.

“The personnel who ran into the ambush exhibited resilience and gallantry by engaging the hoodlums, an effort that deterred the bandits from attacking the communities.

“Unfortunately, 13 personnel paid the supreme price. However, the bandits on their part suffered heavy casualties.

“A special anti-banditry operation is currently ongoing with a view to track down the assailants.

“The Commissioner of Police, CP Hussaini Rabiu, while visiting the injured policemen at the hospital reaffirmed that today’s unfortunate incident will not discourage the officers and men of the command from discharging their mandate of protecting lives and properties of the citizens.”

He called on every law-abiding citizen to join hands with the security agencies to successfully end the menace.


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