The Zamfara State Police Command has repelled an attack on Yarkala Village in Rawayya districs of Bungudu LGA as efforts aimed at eradicating banditry from the State under the leadership of Commissioner of Police Abutu Yaro intensify.
The attack which took part on the 8th of April, 2021 was repelled by Police operatives attached to Operation Puff Adder deployed to Rawayya – Yarkala axis when they were alerted to the presence of a large number of armed bandits who were moving to Yarkala village on an attack mission.
The ooperatives on receiving the distress call quickly mobilised and dislodged the bandits, as a result, they fled back to the forest with possible gun shot wounds.
The operatives in the course of mopping up the scene recovered an AK 47 Rifle with breech no. 1983NI2328 and a Magazine containing 10 Rounds of live ammunition belonging to one of the fleeing bandits and is now in Police custody.
In a related development, on 9th April 2021, 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 LGA.
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 enunciated by Governor Mohammed Bello Matawalle MON.
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.
Investigation regarding the abduction of the victims has commenced and the outcome will be made public.