Zamfara Police denies killing of 20 operatives by bandits


Nigeria Police Force

By Ibrahim Hassan – Kaduna 

Nigeria Police Force

The Zamfara State Police Command has refuted the report on the killing of 20 security operatives by bandits along Shinkafi Road in the state. 

The Command’s Police Public Relations Officer(PPRO),SP Mohammed Shehu, said on Saturday that their attention was  drawn to a misleading report published online, that “no fewer than 20 operatives of Nigeria Security agencies have been reportedly  butchered in Shinkafi LGA of Zamfara State and bodies set ablaze by the notorious bandits operating in the state”.

He said “the Command wishes to state that, the report was inaccurate, and was published by the said media in an attempt to create fear and panic into the minds of the citizens.”

Explaining further, he said “what happened was that, on 28th October 2021, Joint Police /Civil Defence Operatives deployed along K/Namoda – Shinkafi Road to stem the tide of banditry, kidnapping and other heinous crimes  were ambushed by suspected armed bandits  who…

Source: Vanguard Newspaper

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