SANI Muhammad Sani
Zamfara State Police Command has refutes what it described as misleading report published by Daily Post Online, that “no fewer than 20 operatives of Nigeria Security agencies have been reportedly butchered in Shinkafi LGA of of the State and their bodies set ablaze by the notorious bandits operating in the state”.
The Command’ Public Relation Officer, SP Muhammad Shehu in a Press released Saturday stated 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.
He explained that, a Joint Police and Civil Defence Operatives deployed along Kauran Namoda – Shinkafi Roadlast Thursday to stem the tide of banditry, kidnapping and other heinous crimes were ambushed by suspected armed bandits who came in large number.
“The operatives who were always on red alert engaged the hoodlums to an extensive gun duel that lasted for hours. Some of the assailants were neutralised while others escaped with possible gun shot wounds.”
Unfortunately, A Police Operative and two (2) Civil Defence Personnel paid the supreme price and their corpses were evacuated and burried accordingly.
The Commissioner of Police while deploying reinforcement of Police Tactical operatives to the area, reiterates the continuous commitment and resilience of the Police to rid the State of all activities of criminal elements.
In view of the above, the Command urges members of the public to ignore the outrageous number reported by the Daily Post Online, and continue to be security conscious while going about their legitimate business.
The Command advised Media organisations to always verify information from appropriate authority before publication.