Zamfara: Police descend on bandits, kill 104

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Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris

The Nigeria Police Force launched an attack on bandits in Mahanga forest in Birnin Mogaji Local Government Area of Zamfara State, killing no fewer than 104 of them

In the operation, at least, 50 hideouts in three camps belonging to the bandits were destroyed.

The police recovered 500 cattle and 79 sheep.

However, a policeman was killed during the operation.

Spokesman of the Nigeria Police Force, Mr. Jimoh Moshood, who made the disclosure on Friday, said the attack was launched in view of the criminal activities of the bandits in the state.

He said the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, deployed a Police Joint Intervention Team of about 1,000 personnel.

The team, he said, was made up of seven Units of Police Mobile Force (PMF).

He said in addition to the bandits killed, the police had arrested over 85 suspects.

Besides, he disclosed, they had recovered 27 AK-47 rifles and 52 locally fabricated rifles and other dangerous weapons.

He stated that efforts were still being made to intensify the attack on the criminals in the areas.