The Police Command in Zamfara State, on Sunday, introduced that it had efficiently arrested 21 suspected infamous bandits and 48 collaborators throughout varied raids it carried out in September.
SP Muhammed Shehu, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) within the state, made the disclosure at a press briefing in Gusau, on the achievements of the safety companies within the state.
In accordance with the PPRO, 5 bandits on the needed record of the safety companies have been additionally neutralized in the course of the raids.
“Because the implementation of the brand new safety measures of Gov Bello Matawalle of Zamfara State, a month in the past, the Police and different safety companies had carried out assaults on recognized bandits’ areas to rid the state of recalcitrant bandits and different prison parts.
“On account of the safety companies’ commitments and sacrifice, super achievements have been recorded, thereby lowering bandits’ assaults, killings and abductions within the final one month.
“The measures led to blocking the recalcitrant bandits from accessing meals, gasoline and drug provides, in addition to different important companies.
“Equally, fee of ransom to bandits by the relations of kidnapped victims had stopped because of the efficient enforcement of the safety measures, by which communication between the bandits and their informants grew to become unimaginable,” Shehu stated.
The PPRO added that because of this, the kidnapped victims had change into liabilities for the bandits and have been being launched unconditionally, following in depth Police search and rescue operations.
“On the impact of the brand new safety measures to communities within the city areas, the Police Command has succeeded in curbing the rampant instances of abductions, armed theft, automotive snatching, housebreaking and home breaking and different heinous crimes.
“The continuing operations by the police and different safety companies within the state has stabilized many villages and communities that have been hitherto underneath menace and apprehension of the bandits.
“Felony parts, particularly bandits, are not discovering it comfy to function; informants to the bandits aren’t getting access to the bandits, who rely a lot on their info to commit their dastardly acts towards the harmless individuals of the state.
“The police, via the continuing operation, have additionally succeeded within the arrest of 21 infamous armed bandits at varied areas within the state, with 5 of the bandits neutralized in the course of the operations”, Shehu stated.
He added: “Police equally repelled 4 totally different assaults with many bandits struggling heavy casualties. Many informants to the bandits have been arrested, investigated and prosecuted.
“Equally, over 200 kidnapped victims have been rescued at varied areas, debriefed and reunited with their households.
“Other than the achievements of different safety companies within the state, the next arrests and recoveries, largely from bandits’ collaborators, have been made by the Zamfara police command and will probably be showcased to the press for onward dissemination to members of the general public.”
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