The Zamfara State Police Command has disclosed that its operatives have arrested one Isiyaku Babangida, identified as a “wanted bandit”.
Mohammed Shehu, police spokesperson in the state, announced the development in a statement on Friday.
According to Shehu, Babangida was arrested during a security operation in Anka and Bukkuyum LGAs of the state.
“Zamfara Police Tactical Operatives, while on anti-banditry patrol, acted on intelligence information about an attempt by a notorious bandits’ group led by its leader, Alhaji Bello, to invade and attack some communities in Anka and Bukkuyum LGAs respectively,” the statement read.
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“The Police operatives swung into action and moved to the nearby bandits’ enclaves that led to a serious gun battle between the bandits and the Police operatives.
“The superior fire power of the Police successfully dislodged the bandits, a situation that forced them to flee with possible gunshot wounds.
“One of the most wanted bandits in the camp, called Isiyaku Babangida of Kabe village of Kebbi State, was arrested.”
He added that AK-47 rifles, “fabricated guns”, and ammunition were recovered during the operation.