ASIYA Umar Adam
Commissioner of Police Zamfara State Ayuba Elkanah has early today visited Tsafe town to commiserate with families of the victims of banditry attack who lost their lives in Tsafe local government which took place last night.
Elkanah’s visit was also to assess the existing security emplacement of the area with a view to deploying additional re-enforcement that would forestall future attack in Tsafe and its environ.
While at Tsafe, the CP. condolle the Commissioner for Security and Home Affairs, Rtd DIG Mamman Ibrahim Tsafe and families of other victims that lost their three sons in the attack.
The incident occured while people were observing Isha’i Prayers when Suspected Armed Bandits on motorcycles stormed the area from Eastern outskirt shooting sporadically.
Joint Police and other security operatives mobilized to the scene and engaged the assailants to a serious gun battle that forced them to retreat back to the bush.
Unfortunately, three persons including the son of Commissioner for Security and Home Affairs, Rtd DIG Mamman Ibrahim Tsafe were shot dead by the bandits while scampering for their lives, and three others sustained gunshot wound.
The attack came hours after Police Tactical teams repelled another attack by bandits at Western outskirt of Tsafe and returned normalcy to the area.
A Policeman who sustained injury during the encounter was visited by the Commissioner of Police at the Specialist Hospital Gusau where he is receiving treatment.
The Commissioner of Police further directed the State CID to conduct discreet investigation with a view to unravelling the circumstances of the attacks.
The Commissioner of Police assures that, the deployment of additional joint tactical teams would go along way in improving the security and safety of Tsafe and its environ.
He Called on the residents to improve their synergy with the security operatives, by giving credible and timely information on activities of criminal elements.