Operatives of the Zamfara State Police Command have killed two suspected arms suppliers to bandits along Gummi- Anka road.
Spokesperson of the command, SP Mohammed Shehu, who disclosed this in a statement on Sunday, January 8, 2023, said the arms suppliers were killed in a gun duel with the police.
According to the PPRO, the suspects were conveying the weapons from Taraba state to terrorists camp in Zamfara when they were intercepted by the police after receiving intelligence information on their movement.
He added that a Toyota Corolla vehicle containing three live shells for rockets RGP, three explosive shells, 151 rounds of live ammunition for an AK 47 rifle, 200 rounds of live ammunition for an anti-aircraft rifle (AA) and some charms were recovered from the arms suppliers.
“On 7th January 2023, Police Tactical Operatives successfully neutralised two (2) Gun Runners along GUMMI – ANKA Road following an extensive gun duel that lasted for hours between the Police and the gun runners, while conveying sophisticated arms and ammunition to terrorists camp in Zamfara all the way from Taraba state,” the statement read.
“The feat was recorded following an Intelligence Information received about the movement of the suspects inside a Toyota Corolla Vehicle containing the above mentioned exhibits from Taraba State en- route terrorists camp in Zamfara State. Two (2) of the suspects were fatally injured while others escaped to the bush with possible gun shot wounds. Injured suspects were taken to Yariman Bakura Specialist Hospital Gusau, and later confirmed dead by the Doctor while on admission.”
“Spot search by the operatives led to the recovery of the above mentioned exhibits. Additional Joint/Vigilant operatives were deployed to the location for rigorous confidence building patrol aimed at apprehending the fleeing suspects
“The Commissioner of Police CP Kolo Yusuf psc, assures Police continuous commitment to rid the state of terrorists and other criminal activities for safety, security and peace of Zamfara state.”
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