The Zamfara state Police Command has announced the arrest of 21 notorious bandits and 48 agents during various raids it carried out in September.
Spokesman of the Command SP Muhammed Shehu made this known at a press briefing in Gusau, on the achievements of the security agencies in the state. According to him, five bandits on the wanted list of the security agencies were also neutralized during the raids.
He also explained that that since the implementation of the new security measures of Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara State, the Police and other security agencies had carried out assaults on identified bandits’ locations to rid the state of recalcitrant bandits and other criminal elements.
Shehu added that as a result, the kidnapped victims had become liabilities for the bandits and were being freed unconditionally, following extensive Police search and rescue operations.
The Spokesman said Police has also repelled four different attacks with many bandits suffering heavy casualties and that a number of informants to the bandits were arrested, investigated and prosecuted.