The Zamfara State police command says 14 operational Motorcycles have been recovered from armed bandits operating in the State after a serious gun battle.
Addressing newsmen at the state police command headquarters in Gusau, the commissioner of police, CP Abudu Yaro explained that the Tsafe Local Government Divisional Police officer (DPO) received a distress call that about 100 bandits blocked Tsafe – Funtua road at Gidan Giye, with intent to rob Innocent commuters.
According to him, on receipt of the report, the DPO mobilized a combined team of Special Forces and conventional policemen to the scene.
CP Yaro noted that the case was being investigated at the State Criminal Investigative Department (CID), saying that efforts were being intensified to ensure the arrest of the fleeing suspected bandits.
He says the mortal bomb was recovered by the Mobile Police 42, Gusau while in pursuit of fleeing bandits.
Speaking further, the commissioner explained that already an ex bandit leader from one of the largest and the most notorious bandits camp at Dumburum forest in Zurmi Local Government Area of the State, named Auwalu Daudawa has submitted his arms and ammunition to the State government.
According to him, the arms he and his group surrendered to the disarmament committee include one Rocket Propel Grenade (RPG), one general-purpose Machine Gun (GPMG), one AK-49, and 19 AK-47 rifles with 72 rounds of chain live ammunition of anti-aircraft riffle.