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Friday, 30 November 2018

Police Kills At least 104 Bandits and Arrests Many Others After Zamfara Attack

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A total of 104 armed bandits have been killed during an attack on Mahanga forest in Birnin Mogaji in local government area of Zamfara State according to the Nigeria Police Force.

50 hideouts located in three camps have been destroyed, with 500 cattle and 79 cattle during the recent attack.
Although one of the police men whose identity has not been revealed also lost his life during the attack.
To boost the success recorded by the team, Ibrahim Idris, the Inspector General of Police, IGP  has also deployed the Deputy Inspector General of Police in charge of Operations, DIG Habila Joshak to Zamfara to lead the team.
Giving an update on the success recorded in the recent attack, the Force Spokesman, Ag. DCP Jimoh Moshood in a statement in Abuja on Friday said: “The Police Joint Operation Team at about 1600hrs, 29th November, 2018, repelled ambush attacks from Armed Bandits at Mahanga forest in Birnin Mogaji LGA of Zamfara State and in the process killed 104 bandits, destroyed over 50 bandits hideouts in three camps, recovered over 500 Cattle and 79 Sheep from the Bandits, but unfortunately lost a Policeman during the attacks.”
On the successes recorded since the deployment of the team in the last three weeks, the Police said: “The Inspector General of Police on 9th November, 2018, deployed Police Joint Intervention Team of about 1000 Police personnel comprising the Seven Units of Police Mobile Force (PMF) headed by an Assistant Commissioner of Police, Counter Terrorism Unit (CTU), Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (FSARS), Police Anti-Bomb (EOD) Squad, and conventional Policemen to Zamfara State to rout-out, arrest and prosecute armed bandits, vicious kidnap for ransom and cattle rustling gangs operating in some parts of the State.
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